PBS Premiere: June 28, 2010 (online only)
Since launching our series on PBS in 1988, POV has presented over 300 films that include a mix of artistic styles, voices and formats by a diverse range of filmmakers who push the boundaries of the documentary genre. Over the years, POV has featured on-camera interviews with filmmakers about their artistic choices, the challenges and inspirations for their work, and the technical advances that have changed the filmmaking process.
As a result, we've amassed an extensive archive of interviews with some of the most influential documentary filmmakers, including: Alan Berliner (Intimate Stranger, Nobody’s Business, The Sweetest Sound), Jonathan Demme (Cousin Bobby), Arthur Dong (Licensed to Kill, Family Fundamentals), Freida Lee Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, Tony Kushner: Wrestling with Angels), Lourdes Portillo (Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Corpus: A Home Move for Selena, Señorita Extraviada), Fred Wiseman (High School), and Terry Zwigoff (Louie Bluie), among others.
In this new online-only series, we'll be digging those original interviews out from the archive and streaming them with new interviews we're conducting in 2010 and 2011. Sign up for the POV Newsletter or follow us on Twitter for updates on new videos as we launch them. Some filmmakers will be available for viewer questions in the month following their interview video launch, so be sure to check the "Ask the Filmmaker" page to see who is answering questions this month.