- POV Launches POV Shorts, A New Broadcast and Streaming Initiative to Acquire Shortform Documentaries
Announcing POV's brand-new broadcast initiative to bring audiences more short documentaries.
- Almost Sunrise Wins 61st CINE Golden Eagle Award for Professional Media
Memories of a Penitent Heart' was also named a finalist in same category; POV named a finalist in the showcase's series category.
- POV and AMERICA REFRAMED Win Three Peabody Awards
This is the 21st Peabody Award for POV and its fifth year in a row the series has received the prize; first-ever Peabody for AMERICA REFRAMED
- The Creative, Fighting Human Spirit Is Showcased This Year on POV, American Television’s Longest Running Independent Documentary Series
Announcing POV's 31st season on PBS and pov.org.
- Four Peabody Nominations for American Documentary's POV and AMERICA REFRAMED Series
This is the fifth year in a row POV films have been nominated for a Peabody, and the first-ever nomination for AMERICA REFRAMED.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: The Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration – MILWAUKEE 53206
In the following America ReFramed UNFILTERED contribution, filmmaker Keith McQuirter discusses what he calls “The Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration.”
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Watching the film with The Invisible Patients
In the following UNFILTERED blog post, filmmaker Patrick O’Connor reflects on his experience wrestling with creative choices and finding peace with the decisions he made on The Invisible Patients.
- American Documentary Announces $100,000 Knight-AmDoc Kickstarter Patron Fund supported by Knight Foundation
The $100,000 program, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will use Kickstarter to advance nonfiction film and media projects and help filmmakers promote their work in the 26 cities where Knight invests.
- On Images of Syria
This is a guest post by Julia Meltzer, filmmaker of Dalya's Other Country (POV 2017) and Mustafa Rony Zeno, producer and film subject.
- Statement in Support of 'Last Men in Aleppo'
American Documentary's statement in support of 'Last Men in Aleppo,' its filmmakers and its film subjects.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Confronting Inequality – On Screen and Off
For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje "Boonie" Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl in North St. Louis. After a school fight lands Boonie in a court-supervised high school, she's determined to turn things around and build a better future for herself and her son. Through Daje's intimate experience in and out of school, For Ahkeem illuminates the challenges many Black teenagers face in America today. In this UNFILTERED blog post, Landon Van Soest, who co-directed the film with Jeremy S. Levine, examines the implications, challenges, and responsibilities of making a documentary film across race and class.
- Critical Acclaim for 'Do Not Resist'
A roundup of some critical acclaim for Do Not Resist.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: People Do Care
In the following UNFILTERED blog post, the team behind Gentlemen of Vision share how audiences connect to authentic characters and heartfelt storytelling.
- How POV Became Former Executive Producer Simon Kilmurry's Very Own “Film School”
In our blog’s ongoing series of former EPs writing about POV's 30th anniversary, Simon Kilmurry recalls how he first came across POV as a viewer.
- 4 Tips to Making a Successful Documentary Series: Former EP Cara Mertes on POV's 30th Anniversary
What makes a successful television documentary series? Cara Mertes gives us some tips as part of our blog's ongoing series of former EPs reflecting on 30 years.
- American Documentary Heads Into 2018 With New Board Members
American Documentary (AmDoc), the parent organization of the PBS documentary series POV, announced the addition of John Limotte and Joi Thomas to the board of directors today.
- Former Executive Producer Lisa Heller Reflects on 30 Years
The third letter in our series of letters from past executive producers for POV comes from Lisa Heller.
- From POV Skeptic to POV Executive Producer: Former EP Ellen Schneider Reflects on 30 Years
Continuing our series of letters from past executive producers for POV, Ellen Schneider admits her initial skepticism of the new program, and her surprise when audiences and the press alike couldn't get enough of the show's initial programming.