Jessica Lee

Appreciating Military Families

POV’s outreach and development coordinator Jessica Lee recently attended a screening of POV’s The Way We Get By on Capitol Hill. She writes about the experience and tells us what struck her about the film, its subjects and the screening. Recently, President Obama officially declared this November Military Family Month. As someone who has had

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“Bronx Princess” Block Party Brings Kids and Families to Mullaly Park

POV’s outreach and development coordinator Jessica Lee reports from a recent POV event. Every year, POV partners with many organizations to offer hundreds of free film screenings. Unfortunately, we can’t personally attend most of those events because they’re held all over the country in places like Aberdeen, South Dakota, Helena, Montana and Rockland, Maine. Given

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Inspiring Passionate Dialogues at Community Screenings

I recently read an article by Dana Gioia titled “Connect the Prose and the Passion.” In the article, Gioia explored the etymology of the word “passion,” revealing that it comes from the Late Latin word passio, which means “suffering”. What does any of this have to do with documentaries? This month, I attended a screening

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