Catherine Jhee

Catching up With “My American Girls” Director Aaron Matthews

In honor of Independence Day in the Dominican Republic, POV is proud to share a film that highlights some of the rich diversity of the Dominican immigrant experience in New York City. My American Girls (POV 2001), by director Aaron Matthews, is now streaming in its entirety on the POV website through April 2, 2009.

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More About the Japanese Political ‘Campaign’

Last summer, POV aired Campaign, a startling insider’s view of Japanese electoral politics. Shot in just 12 days in October 2005, filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda’s portrait of a man plucked from obscurity by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to run for a critical seat on a suburban city council is an insightful — and endearing

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Soldiers of Conscience’s Gary Weimberg Answers Viewer Questions

Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan produced and directed Soldiers of Conscience, which had its broadcast premiere on PBS on October 16 — but if you missed the broadcast, the full film is available online through November 30. Last month, Gary participated in a live chat hosted by PBS Engage and answered viewer questions online. Time

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Do You Have a Question for Aidan Delgado, Joshua Casteel, or Lt. Col. Pete Kilner?

Three of the people who were featured in Soldiers of Conscience — Lt. Col. Pete Kilner and conscientious objectors Aidan Delgado and Joshua Casteel — will answer questions from viewers during the week following Thursday, October 16, 2008. Soldiers of Conscience airs on most PBS stations on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 9 PM. (Schedules

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‘In the Family’: Share Your Story

The decision to undergo genetic testing is a very personal decision with the potential for some very powerful emotional repercussions, as we witness in Joanna Rudnick’s In the Family. Because their mother had survived ovarian cancer, Joanna and her sister understood that they might be at higher risk for developing cancer themselves. After her sister

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Ask the Filmmakers: The Last Conquistador’s John J. Valadez and Cristina Ibarra

When John J. Valadez and Cristina Ibarra, learned that the city of El Paso had commissioned a sculptor to create a statue of Juan de Oñate, they knew they wanted to document the controversial public arts project that had come to be seen as a monument to culture by some, and as a glorification of

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