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POV at the News and Documentary Emmys Tonight

We’re excited for the 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards at Lincoln Center tonight. Three POV films have received four nominations, and POV alum Frederick Wiseman (High School, POV 2001) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominated POV films are: The English Surgeon, The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (two

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POV Wins an Emmy!

Congratulations to the filmmakers of The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) for winning the 2010 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking! Filmmakers Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath along with producer Flora Fernandez-Marengo, co-producer Chiemi Karasawa and POV’s Executive Producer Simon Kilmurry were in Los Angeles this past Saturday night to accept the award

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Weekly Roundup: SALT, StoryCorps and a Look Ahead

This week, we check out the reaction to recent POV broadcasts and look ahead to upcoming POV broadcasts. Award winning photographer Murray Fredericks and filmmaker Michael Angus, two Aussies, collaborated on the stunningly beautiful SALT, which aired this past Tuesday on POV. The film is an extension of Fredericks’ work at Lake Eyre, a remote

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Weekly Roundup: Rebroadcasting a 2009 Hit and More

This week, we take another look at The Way We Get By and check out new projects from POV alums. Joan Gaudet with actor Morgan Freeman. Photo courtesy of Aron Gaudet. The Emmy-nominated film The Way We Get By first aired last November as a POV Special on Veterans Day. The film follows Joan, Bill

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Weekly Roundup: Presumed Guilty, Streaming Films and Alum News

We’re smack in the middle of POV’s 23rd season — and it’s been a great one so far. Encore presentations The Way We Get By and First Person Plural will be shown on select PBS stations in the next two weeks (check your local listings here). On August 17, we’ll be back with a brand

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Weekly Roundup: William Kunstler, Agnès Varda and Silverdocs

This week, we take a look back at William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, a look forward to The Beaches of Agnès, and catch up on some news from the documentary world. We kicked of the 2010 summer POV season (our 23rd season on PBS!) with William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe on Tuesday night. The film

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Weekly Roundup: Spend Tuesdays this Summer with POV

It’s been a busy week here at the POV offices. We’re getting ready to kick off our 2010 summer season with the premiere of William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe next Tuesday, June 22. The film will air on PBS stations at 9 p.m. (check your local listings here), and after the East coast broadcast, filmmakers

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Weekly Roundup: PBS Interactive, Human Rights Watch Film Festival and More

This week, we take a look at a few film festivals and turn our attention to POV films — and their subjects — in the news. The Silverdocs Documentary Festival will take place from June 21- 27, 2010 (see our post about the festival in last week’s roundup). In addition to a great slate of

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Weekly Roundup: Media That Matters and POV Alums

This week, we check out the Media That Matters Festival and catch up with some POV alums. The 10th annual Media that Matters Festival, which showcases short films about social issues, premiered in New York City this week. About.com:Documentaries covered the festival, and filmmaker Angela Tucker, who is also the Director of Production for Arts

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