Watch POV Films Online

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Did you know that select POV films are available in their entirety online? If you didn’t get a chance to catch Calavera Highway this past week, you can watch the full film on our website. But hurry! The film stops streaming on Tuesday, September 23rd.

Calavera Highway follows Armando and Carlos Peña, two brothers who set off to carry their mother Rosa’s ashes to south Texas. Rosa Peña was a migrant worker and a single mother with seven sons. She worked hard, had two husbands — she chased off the second one with a knife when he beat one of the boys — and instilled in her sons a strong sense of family and ethnic pride. Her death tore her sons apart, and Armando and Carlos try to reunite their siblings during their roadtrip. Along the way, they discover how complex Rosa’s legacy is for each of her sons and search for answers about their family history, as well as their own identities as men and as fathers.

Watch Calavera Highway now.

You can also watch two other films from POV’s 2008 season online: Campaign by Kazuhiro Soda, which provides a startling insider’s view of Japanese electoral politics, and 9 Star Hotel, by Ido Haar, which documents the lives of a young Palestinian men working illegally in Israel.

So sit back with some popcorn, and watch our films right on your computer.

Ruiyan Xu
Ruiyan Xu
Former POVer Ruiyan Xu worked on developing and producing materials for POV's website. Before coming to POV, she worked in the Interactive and Broadband department at Channel Thirteen/WNET. Ruiyan was born in Shanghai and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media.
  • nezua

    FOREIGNID: 15614
    Someone pointed me to this film and I’ve been so busy I missed the cutoff date! I’m very disappointed. Is there any other way for me to find it? I’d love to review it for my readers. And just see it for myself! Please send an email to the provided email above if you have any information on this.
    Gracias, Nezua

  • Quita

    FOREIGNID: 15615
    My ex-husbands Mother just died of cancer. I was in another room fighting regret’s and the horrible feeling of if I miss her memorial service I’ll miss out on ever hearing her story. All of a sudden I’m hearing this music thinking “dadgummit I don’t need to hear this right now”,then I hear spanish and the words “mom died of cancer” and I’m glued to the story. I felt like it was my own private memorial service. This documentary was very well done and I am so thankful the family told her and their storie’s. Thank-you PBS for showing it, Thank-you Lord your timing is alway’s perfect!!