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‘Soldiers of Conscience’ Featured at Public Hearing of the Truth Commission on Conscience in War

Catherine Ryan is a three-time POV alum. Soldiers of Conscience (POV 2008) was her third film to be shown on POV. The other two are Maria’s Story (1991) and The Double Life of Ernesto Gómez Gómez (1999). She reports back from last month’s public hearing of the Truth Commission on Conscience in War that was

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Remembering Howard Zinn

Filmmaker Anthony Giacchino‘s film, The Camden 28, featured historian Howard Zinn. Upon hearing about Howard Zinn’s death last week, Anthony sent in this tribute to “the People’s Historian.” Just last Saturday, I emailed Howard Zinn to tell him I was going to attend a performance of his wonderful play, Marx in Soho, outside Philadelphia. I

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A POV Intern Plays Mad Libs with Albert Maysles at the Cinema Eye Honors

POV intern Alice Rhee is a sophomore at Oberlin College. This January, Alice is watching lots of documentaries and working with POV’s Interactive department on POV’s Web presence. She reports back from last week’s Cinema Eye Honors ceremony. Can you find a more fascinating group of people than documentary filmmakers? They are socially conscious, inspiring

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Community Events: POV Screenings at Hofstra University

Students in the MFA Documentary Program at Hofstra University in Hempsted, New York, have been screening POV films this semester. MFA candidate Stefani Saintonge shares some of the highlights of the series so far. This semester, the MFA Documentary Program at Hofstra University is hosting a series of POV screenings. As a student of the

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POV Filmmakers Take on the Gaming World

Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker‘s American Tongues was the inaugural film that launched POV when the series began in 1988. More than 20 years later, they continue to produce acclaimed documentary films that take a humorous and critical view of American life. Their most recent film, made with co-producer Peter Odabashian, The Anti-Americans (a hate-love

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