The POV Blog is all about documentaries: how they’re made, what they’re about, why we love them.
We bring you round-ups of current documentaries; interviews with documentary filmmakers; sneak peeks of docs-in-progress; guides to other projects and sites related to documentaries; in-depth articles around issues; events and ideas related to documentary film; and more.
The POV Blog is also a place for conversation and debate around all of the above. We welcome all comments and questions from our readers! If there’s something you’d like us to cover on the POV Blog, send us a note on the POV Contact page.
To see bios (and top five documentary lists) of the bloggers, visit the Writers page.
The POV Blog is produced and maintained by American Documentary | POV
POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 250 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
About American Documentary
American Documentary is a leading nonprofit media organization dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary nonfiction stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media.
Since 1988, American Documentary has produced the award-winning series POV (a cinematic term for “point-of-view”) for PBS. Our films — coupled with our unsurpassed national reach and local collaborations — have brought powerful documentary storytelling into people’s lives, and brought public dialogue on issues of national importance to a new level. As a catalyst for public culture, American Documentary goes “beyond the broadcast,” partnering with television and radio stations, community groups and local and national organizations to spark conversation about the issues we present on television and online. Screenings, panel discussions and public events are designed to trigger action, from dialogue and feedback to educational opportunities and community participation.
The postings on the POV Blog represent the views and opinions of individual posters and are not representative of views held by American Documentary as an organization.