Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson, two documentary filmmakers whose work has shown multiple times on POV, reflect on what first got them into the game, why they enjoy filmmaking, and how they adjust their filmmaking process with each production.
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A special POV panel of filmmakers at the Paley Center for Media talk about documenting the U.S. political system.
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Documentary legend George Stoney talks with one of his collaborators about why he collaborates on docs, what first brought him to the genre, and why he keeps making films.
Filmmakers and activists answer questions about the new film Granito (POV 2012) at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Judith Helfand explains what inspired her to become a documentary filmmaker and what she finds compelling about telling personal stories on film.
Portillo sits down with POV Series Producer Yance Ford to discuss the filmmaking and storytelling process.
Berliner talks with POV Series Producer Yance Ford about his films and the importance of collage and serendipity in his work.
Veteran filmmakers talk about feminism, film, their collaborative process and share their advice with young filmmakers.
Veteran documentary filmmakers discuss their process and offer advice to new filmmakers.
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.
Filmmakers Richard Wormser and Bill Jersey take a look back at their careers as documentarians and the role of the documentarian in society.
Series creator Marc Weiss describes why he created the POV series on PBS.
Alvarez and Kolker have been making documentaries for over 35 years. Their first film, American Tongues kicked off the POV series in 1988.
Filmmaker Marlon Riggs discusses his hesitancy at stepping in front of the camera for his landmark film Tongues Untied.
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Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on the making of his film The Act of Killing.
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Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson explores responsibility and power dynamics in documentary film.
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Filmmaker Renee Tajima describes the many points of view she encountered while probing a murder in Detroit.
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Filmmaker Anne Makepeace explains the difference between tribal and state court systems.
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Frederick Wiseman talks about his method for making films in relation to his documentary about a large high school in Philadelphia which he shot in 1968.
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Filmmakers Michael Collins & Marty Syjuco on the difference between moral injury and PTSD.
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Moll talks about the shortcomings of the conventional viewpoint on the Holocaust and impact of the Holocaust on future generations.
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Filmmaker Craig Atkinson explains why police departments are using military equipment.
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First-time filmmaker Katrina Browne talks about the "unfinished business" of slavery in the United States and what she hopes viewers will take away from her film.
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Laura Poitras talks about the making of her Academy Award®-nominated film, My Country, My Country.
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Kirsten Johnson discusses how the presence of a camera changes both people and moments.
Filmmaker Adam Larsen discusses his film about autism and recognizing "neurodiversity."
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Lixin Fan talks about the lives of Chinese migrant workers that he chronicled in Last Train Home.
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