- Live Chat with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan and 'China Blue' Filmmaker About Working Conditions in Chinese Factories
Chat live with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan about the documentary China Blue, which examines the brutal work conditions at blue jean factory in China. Chat starts at 11AM PT / 2PM ET on Friday, August 12, 2011.
- POV Films Receive 12 Emmy Nominations!
POV has received a record 12 nominations in the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards! PBS received 32 nominations in total.
- 'My Perestroika' Featured as Part of The Economist Film Project on PBS NewsHour
Filmmaker Robin Hessman appeared on the PBS NewsHour to talk about her feature-length film, My Perestroika (which premieres on POV next Tuesday, June 28) as part of a series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour.
- Executive Director Simon Kilmurry Previews POV's New Season
POV's Simon Kilmurry recently Skyped with Carrie Saldo of WGBY-TV in Springfield, Mass., to talk about our upcoming season, which begins on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, with Kings of Pastry.
- 40 Years After: Measuring the Impact of the Pentagon Papers
- Dispatch from South Korea: Discovering Docs at the INPUT 2011 Public Media Conference
Theresa Riley reports on her experience attending this year's public media INPUT conference, held from May 9-12, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.
- Lixin Fan Screens 'Last Train Home' in Wuhan, China
Last week, filmmaker Lixin Fan participated in the Sundance Institute's Film Forward China program screening his film "Last Train Home" and serving as an advisor for the Documentary Workshops with CNEX in Beijing.
- POV Alumni Featured in 2011 TIME 100 List
Late last week, TIME magazine published its 2011 TIME 100 list, featuring a group they deem to be “the most influential in the world.” TIME describes those chosen as people whose “ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution.” Cory Booker and Patti Smith TIME Magazine This year’s list includes two POV alumni: Newark, […]
- SXSW Spotlight: 'Better This World' Filmmakers Q&A
POV veteran filmmaker Katie Galloway (Prison Town, USA, POV 2007) and Kelly Duane de la Vega will be premiering their new film, Better This World (POV 2011) at the South by Southwest Film Festival this weekend in Austin, Texas. The story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the […]
- 'Granito' Filmmakers Make a Run for 2012 Oscar Consideration with Kickstarter Campaign
Veteran POV filmmakers Pamela Yates and Paco de Onís (The Reckoning, POV 2009) have launched a unique campaign on Kickstarter, the site that utilizes the power of crowds to get filmmakers, musicians, writers, designers and other artists the money they need to make a creative project happen. Since launching in 2009, the community crowdfunding site […]
- 'The English Surgeon' Wins duPont-Columbia Award
The duPont Awards, administered since 1968 by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, honor excellence in broadcast journalism. We are pleased to announce that The English Surgeon, Geoffrey Smith’s inspiring film about a British neurosurgeon who has traveled to the Ukraine for the past 15 years to treat patients who have been left to die, […]
- POV Filmmaker Jesse Epstein's 'Films in Action' Videos
Over on the Fledgling Fund blog, we came across these great videos by POV filmmaker Jesse Epstein that show the power of documentary film to change people’s minds and inspire them. The first video takes place at Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Fade to Famous barbershop, the location of Jesse’s short film Wet Dreams and False Images. She […]
- Tonight on 'Need to Know on PBS': Daniel Ellsberg
Be sure to tune in to Need to Know on PBS tonight for an interview with Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower and the subject of next week’s POV special, The Most Dangerous Man in America. Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.
- Whatever Happened To… Shelby Knox?
Remember Shelby Knox, the subject of our 2005 film, The Education of Shelby Knox? Shelby was a feisty teenager from Lubbock, Texas that filmmakers Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt followed in their amazing documentary. The self-described “good Southern Baptist girl” who had pledged abstinence before marriage became an unlikely advocate for comprehensive sex education when […]
- Video and Photos from the POV Session at the Television Critics Association
Yesterday, POV Vice President Cynthia Lopez presented films from our fall slate to the television critics association in Los Angeles. She highlighted three adoption films that premiere on POV beginning later this month. The films are Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy by Stephanie Wang-Breal (airing Aug 31); Off and Running by Nicole Opper […]
- Slideshow from the 'Good Fortune' Premiere Party
Filmmakers Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine celebrated their POV/PBS premiere on Tuesday night with a screening party at New York City’s DCTV. Here’s a slideshow of the event!
- Emmy Nominations for 'Patti Smith' and 'The Betrayal'!
It was announced this morning that two POV films have received nominations for a primetime Emmy award in the Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking category. Congratulations to POV filmmakers Steven Sebring, Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath! Patti Smith: Dream of Life aired on POV on December 30, 2009. Shot over 11 years by renowned fashion […]
- Reminder: Live Chat with 'Food, Inc.' Filmmaker Today
Got a question or comment for Food, Inc. director and producer, Robert Kenner? Visit the POV website this afternoon at 2 pm ET for a live chat with Kenner. In the meantime, watch our exclusive video interview with Kenner, recorded shortly after Food, Inc. was nominated for the 2010 Academy Award.