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Behind the Lens

Premiere Date: June 28, 2010 (Online Only)

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Filmmaker Interviews

Series creator Marc Weiss describes why he created the POV series on PBS.

Filmmaker Interviews

A special POV panel of filmmakers at the Paley Center for Media talk about documenting the U.S. political system.

Filmmaker Interviews

Filmmakers Richard Wormser and Bill Jersey take a look back at their careers as documentarians and the role of the documentarian in society.

Filmmaker Interviews

Two legendary filmmakers reflect on their careers traveling around the world to tell people's stories.

Filmmaker Interviews

George Stoney reflects on his documentary filmmaking process and career.

Filmmaker Interviews

Filmmakers and activists answer questions about the new film Granito (POV 2012) at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Filmmaker Interviews

Judith Helfand explains what inspired her to become a documentary filmmaker and what she finds compelling about telling personal stories on film.

Filmmaker Interviews

Portillo sits down with POV Series Producer Yance Ford to discuss the filmmaking and storytelling process.

Filmmaker Interviews

Berliner talks with POV Series Producer Yance Ford about his films and the importance of collage and serendipity in his work.

Filmmaker Interviews

Veteran filmmakers talk about feminism, film, their collaborative process and share their advice with young filmmakers.

Filmmaker Interviews

Veteran documentary filmmakers discuss their process and offer advice to new filmmakers.

Filmmaker Interviews

Mock is an Academy and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who won the Oscar for the feature documentary Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, which premiered on POV in 1996.

Filmmaker Interviews

Alvarez and Kolker have been making documentaries for over 35 years. Their first film, American Tongues kicked off the POV series in 1988.

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