Their collaboration began at Stanford University's masters film program, where DiFeliciantonio made her directing debut with the student Oscar-winning Living With AIDS, which was one the first films on the subject to be nationally broadcast on PBS in 1988. Since then, Wagner and DiFeliciantonio have tackled a wide range of subjects — such as sustainable energy, teenage sexuality, child abuse, war time rape, LGBT civil rights, social justice, art and science — garnering dozens of top honors, including two National Emmy Awards and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. In this exclusive interview with POV's Yance Ford, DiFeliciantonio and Wagner look back on their films and discuss their process, their subjects and their filmmaking philosophy.
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.
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.
On September 13, 2010, the New York Times Community Affairs department and POV presented a panel discussion on the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, and the Times. The conversation featured Daniel Ellsberg, former New York Times executive editor Max Frankel, New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak and New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson.
With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, we hear inmates' experiences of living in long term solitary confinement. This short documentary offers a visceral snapshot of the day-in-the-life inside one of the most notorious supermax prisons in the U.S.