- We May Have an App for That!
POV and PBS are meeting in D.C. tomorrow to talk about PBS plans for cellphone content. We imagine that you’d probably like to see an optimized POV site homepage, a streamlined TV schedule and perhaps an easier way to view video, but we want to know what apps or other content you’d like to see […]
- 'Food, Inc.' Sparks Its Own 'Food Revolution' on PBS
Judging from the reviews and reactions on the POV Food, Inc. pages, Wednesday night’s PBS broadcast made quite an impact on American viewers. Kicking off PBS’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Food, Inc. seemed to strike a chord with viewers who were already aware of some of the issues raised in Food, […]
- How Would the Health Care Bill Have Changed the Lives of the “Critical Condition” Subjects?
In 2008, POV aired Roger Weisberg‘s Critical Condition, which put a human face on the nation’s growing health care crisis by capturing the harrowing struggles of four critically ill Americans. Viewers were introduced to Joe, Karen, Hector and Carlos, and watched as they discovered that being uninsured could mean losing your job, health, home, savings, […]
- “Food, Inc.” Director Robert Kenner Interview on Planet Forward
Planet Forward is a collaboration between PBS and George Washington University that asks community members to submit videos offering their ideas for the best way to reduce our carbon footprint. The best videos on PlanetForward.org will be featured in an hour-long Planet Forward broadcast for PBS stations nationwide later this year. In addition to user-submitted […]
- Celebrate International Women's Day with a Doc Directed by a Woman
After watching last night’s exciting win for Kathryn Bigelow and realizing that today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, I found myself wondering who had been the first woman director to win Best Documentary? And for that matter, how many documentaries directed by women have won Oscars in the history of the Academy […]
- POV & PBS Celebrate Oscar Nominations for “Food, Inc.” and “The Most Dangerous Man in America”
Watch this Sunday’s Oscar ceremonies for mentions of two POV films nominated in the Best Documentary Feature category — Food, Inc. and The Most Dangerous Man in America. Food, Inc. airs on PBS next month.
- Weekly Roundup: True False Fest Kicks Off, Whistle Blowers Speak Out and Roger Ebert's (New) Voice
The True False Film Festival got underway in Columbia, Missouri yesterday and continues over this weekend. POV’s own Yance Ford is there and will be tweeting about the screenings she’s attending. Over 40 documentary films are being featured, including Laura Poitras‘s The Oath and Lixin Fan‘s Last Train Home, which will be featured on POV […]
- Food, Inc., Martha Stewart and Food Porn
Food, Inc. director Robert Kenner dropped by the POV offices yesterday to check in on plans for the April 21st broadcast. We had no idea that the evening before he had been hanging out with Martha Stewart at NYC’s trendy Monkey Bar. Yesterday morning’s Wall Street Journal has a fun recap that provides all the […]
- POV Films on The Documentary Channel This Month
Two POV films, Street Fight and Chisholm ’72 (POV 2005) are being featured on the Dish Network’s Documentary Channel this month as part of their Sunday Night Black History Month Series. Check out the schedule and this interview with Chisholm ’72 director, Shola Lynch below.
- Woody Harrelson Discusses “The Most Dangerous Man in America”
The Most Dangerous Man in America, a film by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award last week. It will premiere on POV later in 2010. Earlier this year, Woody Harrelson and other fans attended a party celebrating the film in New York City. Harrelson considers Daniel Ellsberg […]
- Oscar Watch: Filmmaker Robert Kenner Talks 'Food, Inc.'
Over on the Thompson on Hollywood blog today, there is a three-part video interview with filmmaker Robert Kenner about his goals for Food, Inc., the difficulties he encountered in making the film, and his hope that the film will “make all of us think about it because that’s what’s going to change the system.” Check […]
- Michael Pollan's (and Michelle Obama's) Food Rules
In anticipation of the upcoming POV broadcast of Robert Kenner’s Food, Inc. on April 21, 2010, we’ll be following food policy and other related news in the coming weeks and months as we work on features for the POV website for Food, Inc.. As we noted in a post last week announcing our upcoming PBS […]
- The International Documentary Challenge Registration Now Open
Now in its 5th year, The International Documentary Challenge returns to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. This year’s challenge takes place March 4 – 8, 2010 with registration now open. The Doc Challenge is a fun and innovative competition that will push your documentary skills to the limit. If you’re new […]
- “Food, Inc.” Broadcast Scheduled for April 21, 2010
We’re excited to announce that the POV/PBS broadcast of the Academy Award shortlisted film, Food, Inc., has been set for Wednesday, April 21 at 9 PM on most PBS stations. You can check listings on your local PBS station closer to the date, but if you don’t want to miss this broadcast be sure to […]
- Patti Smith / Steven Sebring Exhibit Opens at Robert Miller Gallery Tonight in New York City
In addition to last week’s documentary film, Patti Smith: Dream of Life, filmmaker Steven Sebring and musician/poet/photographer Patti Smith have also collaborated on a photography exhibit entitled “Objects of Life” opening tonight at the Robert Miller Gallery in New York City. For those of you in New York who may have missed our broadcast last […]
- Top Five Most Popular POV Blog Posts in 2009: Burritos, Bullfighting and Charlie Rose
I don’t know about you, but I am so tired of end-of-the-year/decade lists… yet, umm, here I am posting one. To be fair, we haven’t posted that many lists in the past few weeks on the POV Blog, and this isn’t really a “list” per se, but rather a quick note about the five blog […]
- “Patti Smith: Dream of Life” Review Roundup
Wednesday night’s POV broadcast of Patti Smith: Dream of Life (9 pm most PBS stations, check local listings) has been generating a lot of critical acclaim in the press and online. Sign On San Diego‘s Remote Possibilities blog names it a “TV Pick of the Week” and part of a “Genius Blowout” when coupled with […]
- Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Announces Fall 2009 Grants
The Sundance Institute announced yesterday that they are awarding grants to 23 nonfiction film projects that will receive financial and creative support from the Sundance Documentary Film Program (DFP). One of the projects is directed by POV alum, Bernardo Ruiz, who co-produced Alex Rivera’s The Sixth Section (POV 2003) and worked on the first installment […]