Always in pursuit of affirming the image and stories of Hispanic culture, crisis and identity, Lourdes Portillo has made metaphorical and poetic documentaries such as Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena, and Señorita Extraviada (all featured on POV). In this 2010 interview, Portillo sits down with POV Series Producer Yance Ford to discuss the filmmaking and storytelling process as well as common subjects in Portillo's work such as the stories of women, the equitable affirmation of Hispanic culture and the influence of documentary films.
Each night in Silicon Valley, the Line 22 transforms from a public bus into an unofficial shelter for the homeless in one of the richest parts of the world. Hotel 22 captures a single, dramatic night on the Line 22 route.
Digital Premiere Date: July 24, 2015 PBS Premiere Date: Sept. 21, 2015
Alex Landau, who is African American, recalls how he nearly lost his life following a traffic stop with the Denver police. He and his mother, Patsy, who is white, remember that night and how it changed them both forever.
Bryan Wilmoth and his seven younger siblings were raised in a strict, religious home. In this StoryCorps Animated Short, he talks to his brother Mike about reconnecting years after their dad kicked Bryan out for being gay.
The modern-day love story of a guy from small-town Illinois who reaches out to a beautiful New York City art student from Korea. They meet in the only place that such different people might ever find each other: online.
For the last 20 years, civil war has raged in Sudan, killing and displacing millions. Two young refugees, Peter and Santino, lost their families and set out to make new lives for themselves in America.