Jamie Dobie

‘My Perestroika’ Extends its Theatrical Run (and a Q&A with Robin Hessman from the Road)

POV Filmmaker Robin Hessman has been traveling around America for the theatrical release of My Perestroika (POV 2011). Crowds have been enormously receptive and the film has been extended at the IFC Center in New York, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood. My Perestroika is an intimate look

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Teachers – Show Us How You Innovate!

The 2011 PBS Teachers Innovation Awards opens for entries. From math and science to music and the arts, your inventive thinking continuously fuels, inspires and engages young minds. Whether you teach your students physics with rocket launchers, social studies by re-enacting historical events, or literature by inviting kids to create digital stories, you are innovating

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POV’s Project VoiceScape Submissions Now Under Review

Project VoiceScape is a partnership with Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV to mentor today’s best young documentary filmmakers. Our 2011 Project VoiceScape call for entries closed last week and we would like to thank the hundreds of talented youth filmmakers across the country who submitted their great documentary ideas for funding consideration! We received

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DOCNYC Report: Is Crowd Sourcing the Future?

Jamie Dobie is POV’s community engagement and education coordinator. She reports from the DOC NYC “State of the Industry” panel that took place on Wednesday, November 3, where she found a lively discussion about social media and engaging communities.   The First Annual DOC NYC opened its doors Wednesday afternoon to documentary professionals and an

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