POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry unveils the exciting line-up for the 22nd season of POV on PBS.
It’s always an exciting day when we finally get to announce the upcoming POV season. We’ve spent hundred of hours screening nearly 1,000 films, countless hours debating and arguing, and we’ve had to make some difficult choices along the way. What’s emerged is a series of films by new and veteran filmmakers that have a number of things in common — great storytelling, compelling characters, and a group of films that look at the world through a very particular lens — one that you won’t see elsewhere.
Like all good cinema, documentaries should take you on a journey, they should evoke empathy, surprise you and make you question your assumptions. These films do all that and more. So (drumroll please), the 2009 season of POV is:
|June 23||New Muslim Cool by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor|
|June 30||Beyond Hatred by Olivier Meyrou|
|July 7||Life. Support. Music. by Eric Daniel Metzgar|
|July 14||The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court by
|July 21||The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath|
|July 28||Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go by Kim Longinotto|
|August 4||Encore Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music by Robert
|August 11||Encore Made in L.A. by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar|
|August 18||POV Shorts Selection (To be announced)|
|August 25||The Way Up by Georgi Lazarevski|
|Sept. 1||Ella Es El Matador (She is the Matador) by Gemma Cubero and
|Sept. 8||The English Surgeon by Geoffrey Smith|
|Sept. 15||The Principal Story by Tod Lending and David Mrazek|
|Sept. 22||Bronx Princess by Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed|
|November Special||The Way We Get By by Aron Gaudet|
|January Special||Patti Smith: Dream of Life by Steven Sebring|
The POV team is busy producing websites and support materials and setting up community engagement screenings for all the films. We’ll be putting up trailers for all of the film in the upcoming days, and in the meanwhile, you can sign up for email reminders for each 2009 film.
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Thanks to all those who have helped make this season possible!