- Video: “Inheritance” Wins Emmy for Outstanding Interview
We caught up with Emmy Award winner James Moll before, during and after the Emmy ceremony last night. James’s film Inheritance won the Emmy for Outstanding Interview, and you can watch an excerpt from the film online until October 30, 2009. Footage by David Nanasi. Edited by Caitlin Shamberg.
- Vote for POV
POV has long had a presence at SXSW’s film festival. For SXSW 2010, we’ve submitted a panel idea to SXSW Interactive. Please vote for our panel, titled “First Person Storytelling: My So-Called Digital Life.” Moderator Amanda Hirsch, who writes the Outside the Frame column for this blog, will recruit an array of digital storytellers to […]
- M-Team from “New Muslim Cool” on the Today Show This Sunday
M-Team, the rap group consisting of Hamza Perez and his brother Suliman seen in New Muslim Cool, are performing on NBC’s Today Show on Sunday morning at 8 AM. Don’t forget to set your DVRs! You can listen to 2 tracks from M-Team, as well as other music from and inspired by New Muslim Cool, […]
- Last Day to Watch “Beyond Hatred” Online
Beyond Hatred, which aired on June 30, is streaming online in its entirety until midnight tonight! Don’t miss this amazing film, which follows a family in France as they struggle to deal with the aftermath of their son’s murder by three skinheads. With remarkable dignity, the Chenu family fights to transcend hatred and the inevitable […]
- POV Receives 10 Emmy Nominations!
We were thrilled to wake up to the news that POV has received a record 10 nominations for the 30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards! We’re also excited to hear that PBS received 41 nominations, more than any other network. Congratulations to all our filmmakers and all the nominated programs! The nominated films from […]
- Watch “New Muslim Cool” and “Beyond Hatred” Online
If you missed the first two POV films of this season, Jennifer Maytorena Taylor‘s New Muslim Cool and Olivier Meyrou‘s Beyond Hatred, we have some good news: both films are available online! New Muslim Cool will be streaming until July 24, 2009. Beyond Hatred will be streaming until July 16, 2009. Check back throughout the […]
- Watch “Beyond Hatred” on Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The second film of the 2009 season is entirely in French (with English subtitles), with a slow and meditative pace — and is altogether extraordinary. Beyond Hatred, by Olivier Meyrou, begins two years after the murder of François Chenu. Three skinheads had been roaming a park in Rheims, France, looking to “do an Arab,” when […]
- World Refugee Day
Today is World Refugee Day
, a time to think about the more than 42 million people around the world who have been uprooted and displaced from their homes.
- “New Muslim Cool” Premieres on POV Next Tuesday Night!
Clear your calendars! Set your DVRs! POV’s 2009 season kicks off on Tuesday, June 23rd with the premiere of Jennifer Maytorena Taylor‘s New Muslim Cool. The film, which follows the spiritual journey of Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez, has received glowing reviews and is sure to start many fascinating conversations. Hamza pulled himself out of […]
- Links and Events – June 2009
The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival returns to The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater starting June 11. The festival opens with a special presentation of The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court by Paco de Onís, Peter Kinoy and Pamela Yates (POV 2009) on June 12 which will be […]
- Film Update: Putting a Stop to Patenting Human Genes
Filmmaker and POV alum Joanna Rudnick writes in with an update about the ACLU’s recent lawsuit against Myriad Genetics, which challenges Myriad’s patent on the breast cancer genes. In the documentary film In the Family, which had its broadcast premiere on POV in October 2008, I shared my own story of testing positive for the […]
- POV Launches New Website!
You might have noticed that things have been a little bit quiet on the POV front recently, and that’s because we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes, readying the new POV website for launch! Well, it finally happened last night: Check out the new POV website! We’re thrilled with the new website, and we […]
- Links and Events
Coverage of the fantastic Kim Longinotto (Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go, POV 2009) retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art included articles by Cynthia Fuchs at Pop Matters, who writes, “Longinotto’s documentaries explore moral and emotional intricacies, the shifting relations between individuals and communities,” and indieWire, which called Kim “England’s answer to Frederick Wiseman.” […]
- Outside the Frame: Social Networks as Fodder for Art
Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame. The beauty of nature, the gruesomeness of war…and Facebook status updates? Yes, Facebook can now count itself among the muses of history, having inspired Wisconsin artist Stacey Williams-Ng to create a series of […]
- Link Roundup
MoMA’s retrospective of Kim Longinotto‘s work starts this week. This is a rare chance to see all of Kim’s masterful films in America, and to hear from Kim herself — she is considered one of the foremost vérité filmmakers in the documentary world. Kim’s film Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go will air on POV […]
- Link Roundup
POV alum Sam Kauffman, whose thoughtful and provocative short film, Massacre at Murambi, premiered on POV in 2007, has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. In this BU Today article, Sam talks about how he plans on using the fellowship to return to Africa. Another POV alum, Marshall Curry, whose Street Fight (POV 2005) was nominated […]
- Kim Longinotto Master Class
Filmmaker Kim Longinotto has long been a highly respected and acclaimed documentarian in her native Britain. Her films, including Sisters in Law, Divorce, Iranian Style and Rough Aunties, have won awards at the Cannes, Sundance, Hot Docs and IDFA film festivals, as well as BAFTA and Peabody awards. This summer, Hold Me Tight, Let Me […]
- POV Alum Alex Rivera's “Sleep Dealer”
Filmmaker Alex Rivera‘s first feature documentary, The Sixth Section, premiered on POV in 2003. Since then, he has been working on his Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller Sleep Dealer. The film, which A.O. Scott of the New York Times calls, “exuberantly entertaining — a dystopian fable of globalization disguised as a science-fiction adventure…” premieres in Los […]