A Thank You to Organizations That Have Supported POV's Emmy-Nominated 'The Most Dangerous Man in America'
As The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers competes for a Primetime Emmy award, we thank the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the many organizations who've arranged screenings, discussions and workshops and produced original broadcast programming over the past year.
And the Emmy Goes to… “Inheritance”!
“Well, we didn’t sweep.” That’s what the always good-natured Gary Weimberg from Soldiers of Conscience said to me as the 30th Annual News and Doc Emmys ended last night. From our 10 nominations, James Moll was the only one to go home with an Emmy last night — he was honored in the Outstanding Interview […]
Media That Matters: More Than a Festival
The Media That Matters festival is an Arts Engine project that brings high-impact shorts and take-action tools to audiences around the country. If you’re in the New York area, join me and other POVers at the 9th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival Premiere on June 3rd. The festivities kick off on Wednesday June 3, […]
Reel Justice Film Conference in Bronx Later This Month
Our former office mate and outreach consultant extraordinaire Sonya Childress is helping organize the Reel Justice Film Conference at Lehman College in the Bronx. This free two-day conference (April 29 & 30), hosted by Working Films, Andrus Family Fund and Lehman College’s Black Legacy, features great films and speakers that will spur conversation and action […]
Host an 'Election Day' House Party
Our friends at Arts Engine, the non-profit media organization that produced Katy Chevigny‘s Election Day have just written in to let us know that as the election approaches, they’re stepping up their campaign to make sure that people get to exercise their right to vote this year and encouraging people to host viewing parties. Read […]
Critical Condition: Get Involved
According to a recent poll conducted by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans say that health care is one of the most important issues in the 2008 presidential election. Roger Weisberg’s film Critical Condition paints a disturbing and gripping portrait of what happens when you’re sick and uninsured in America. As health care becomes […]
2008 Media that Matters Festival: High Impact Shorts
Maia Ermita is the director of the Media That Matters Film Festival, a project of Arts Engine. Now in its eighth year, the festival brings high-impact shorts and take-action tools to audiences around the country. This year I was lucky enough to serve on the jury of the festival, so I can say with assurance […]
Film Your Issue Winners Announced
We’re happy to announce that the winner of the POV Film Your Issue award is Brandan Odums‘s New Orleans for Sale, a film that decries suffering as a tourist draw in post-Katrina New Orleans. Watch the video: Odums is a 22-year old New Orleans college student who is part of a young filmmaking collective called […]
Film Your Issue * Call for Entries * 2 Minute Films* Deadline April 14
Earlier this month, I attended the Film Your Issue launch party at the United Nations. I first heard about Film Your Issue (FYI) from our partners at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. For the past five years we’ve worked with their American Democracy Project, to support them in accomplishing the goal of […]
POV Community Screenings Making an Impact
I ran into Shelby Knox, a passionate young activist, recently in Manhattan. We first got to know each other in 2005 when POV broadcasted The Education of Shelby Knox. Still one of our most requested films by communities across the country — the film follows Shelby, a Southern Baptist high school student from a politically […]