- POV to Spotlight Syrian and Refugee Crises in First Three Weeks of 30th Season
In a series first, following events nationwide commemorating World Refugee Day on June 20, POV’s 30th season opens with three feature films and two shorts about a single subject: the Syrian war and global refugee crisis.
- Reconciling Personal Accounts of the Holocaust in Shalom Italia, Airing July 24, 2017 on POV
Amid hearty Tuscan meals and sweeping landscapes, the octogenarians’ quest unexpectedly swells with humor and clashing memories in 'Shalom Italia.' Directed by Tamar Tal Anati, the film has its national broadcast premiere on July 24 at 10 p.m. on POV
- PBS Acquires 'Bill Nye: Science Guy'
PBS Distribution (PBSd) will release the film in theaters across the country later this year and it will have its broadcast premiere in 2018 via PBS documentary series POV.
- POV Launches Two New Tools: Interactive Bot and New Community Network Website
POV launched two digital tools in June, unveiling a multiplatform bot, the POV Assistant, as well as a redesigned Community Network and Lending Library.
- The Making of a Star—On YouTube—in ‘Presenting Princess Shaw,’ Airing July 17, 2017 on POV
Presenting Princess Shaw has its national broadcast premiere on the PBS documentary series POV (Point of View) on July 17, 2017 at 10 p.m.
- 'Last Men in Aleppo,' Airing July 10, 2017 on POV, Documents Syrian Volunteers' Heroic Work
The White Helmets are the subject of Last Men in Aleppo, the final film in this season's special series highlighting the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis.
- Friends Face Down Syrian Regime in 'The War Show,' Airing July 3, 2017 on POV
POV's three-part series on the Syrian war and refugee crisis continues with 'The War Show,' premiering July 3, 2017 at 10 p.m.
- POV Documentaries 'The Return' and 'Hooligan Sparrow' Finalists for CINE Golden Eagle Award
CINE's 60th Golden Eagle Awards named two POV films as finalists in the "Nonfiction Content/Feature - Current Affairs or Investigations" category.
- A Syrian Girl Finds Her Way in 'Dalya's Other Country,' Airing June 26, 2017 on POV
POV's 30th season kicks off with a series of films on the Syrian war and the ongoing global refugee crisis. The first, Dalya's Other Country, follows a young Syrian girl and her mother who have been displaced by the war at home and are adjusting to their new life in Los Angeles.
- POV and American Documentary Receive Shorty Awards Honors
Digital storytelling projects from POV were among this year's honorees for the 9th Annual Shorty Awards. POV received two Audience Honors from the annual contest in the Non-Profit and Snapchat Discover categories.
- POV Documentary 'Hooligan Sparrow' Wins a Peabody Award
Hooligan Sparrow, which had its national broadcast premiere in on PBS' POV series in 2016, has won the 2016 Peabody Award.
- POV's 30th Season on PBS Provides Moving Stories on World Conflicts and Compelling Narratives of Humanity's Faith, Courage and Diversity
Starting Monday, June 26, 2017, POV’s 30th season presents powerful stories from the unseen and unheard, and from seemingly distant and disparate communities.
- POV's Original Snapchat Documentary Is a Webby Awards Finalist
POV's Snapchat Films Series, the first films created specifically for the platform, has been nominated for a 2017 Webby Award.
- POV's 'Hooligan Sparrow' Honored at Special Screening for 2017 George Polk Awards
POV's 'Hooligan Sparrow,' which won the 2017 George Polk Documentary Film Award in February, was honored at a special screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) yesterday evening.
- POV Nominated for 4 Peabody Awards
POV has received 4 nominations for the 76th Annual Peabody Awards.
- POV Acquires Second Oscar-Nominated Short '4.1 Miles' for 2017 Broadcast on PBS
An Academy Award nominee in Best Documentary (Short Subject), the film joins Joe's Violin as one of two Oscar-nominated shorts debuting on the public television showcase's 30th season.
- POV Acquires Oscar-Nominated Short 'Joe's Violin' for 2017 Broadcast on PBS
Music Connects Holocaust Survivor and Bronx Schoolgirl in Film Nominated for Academy Award in Best Documentary Short Subject
- American Documentary | POV Kicks off 30th Anniversary Year With New Board Chair, Sundance Premieres and More
Celebrated documentary institution American Documentary | POV announces new board leadership and initiatives coinciding with the organization's 30th anniversary.