POV Staff

ITVS Announces 50-Film Documentary Campaign About Women and Leadership

Our friends at ITVS have announced “Women and Girls Lead,” a major public media initiative that’s set to showcase more than 50 documentaries about women, girls and leadership over the next three years and bring conversation around the issues of equal access, freedom, and opportunity into communities in the United States and around the world.

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Last Chance to Vote for ‘This is My Family’ People’s Choice Award!

No family is without its unique qualities. And no family is without its flaws. The five jury-shortlisted videos for the People’s Choice Award represent five very distinct iterations of what makes a family. From celebrating differences to encountering personal and self-defining hurdles, watch the 5 finalist videos and vote for your favorite. From a music

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This is My Family – Announcing the Judges

We are excited to announce our This is My Family jury members — journalists, filmmakers, songwriters and adoption experts including CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Dr. Jane Aronson, Zara Phillips and Phil Bertelsen to name just a few. Check out the full list here: This Is My Family: The Jury. This is your chance to dig into

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Host a Free Screening for National Adoption Month

During the month of November, people across the country are hosting events in celebration of adoptive families. Learn more about National Adoption Day at NationalAdoptionDay.org. POV is encouraging community groups, educators and librarians to host a local screening of our Adoption Stories films First Person Plural by Deann Borshay Liem, In the Matter of Cha

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This is My Family – Defining Family

We were excited this week to see the launch of This is My Family pull in our first video submissions. The range of style was as eclectic as the perspectives and individuals posting the videos. Already we have children of LGBTQ parents, extended-family-families, foster families, adoptive parents, adoptees — singing songs, recording from their computer’s

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