- A Conversation with Steve James, Director of 'The Interrupters' In his new documentary The Interrupters, director Steve James tells the story of three former gang members who "interrupt" violence in urban Chicago. James discusses the film, his multi-award-winning Hoop Dreams and what he's learned from following film subjects over years.
- Next on POV: 'Steam of Life' POV's 24th season continues with the U.S. broadcast premiere of Steam of Life. The film airs on PBS on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
- Director Enters Rooftop Brawl after Screening of Wrestling Doc 'Fake It So Real' Documentary lovers got a taste of pro wrestling, with some unusual participants, at a screening of Robert Greene's Fake It So Real in Brooklyn, New York.
- Critical Acclaim for 'Mugabe and the White African': Watch it Tonight! In Mugabe and the White African, one proud "white African" challenges Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe with human rights abuses under international law. Read what critics have to say about the award-winning film, then watch it tonight on many PBS stations.
- Next on POV: 'Mugabe and the White African' POV's 24th season on PBS continues Tuesday, July 26, 2011, with the U.S. broadcast premiere of Mugabe and the White African, an alarming story from one of the world's most troubled nations.
- Critics Say 'Biblioburro' Makes the Grade: Tune in Tonight! Biblioburro: The Donkey Library is the story of a unique librarian–and his library. Luis Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat to bring his library on hooves to the children of Magdalena Province in Columbia. Read what critics have to say about the film.
- 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.
- Next on POV: 'Biblioburro: The Donkey Library' POV's 24th season continues on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, with the U.S. broadcast premiere of Biblioburro: The Donkey Library, a story of a librarian - and a library - like no other.
- A Conversation with 'Tabloid' Director Errol Morris Freelance journalist Adam Schartoff talks with Errol Morris about his new documentary Tabloid, how he knows journalists read his Twitter feed and the technology behind his intimate film interviews.
- Congratulations to 'The Most Dangerous Man in America' – Nominated for a 2011 Primetime Emmy Award POV's The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, directed and produced by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.
- Critical Acclaim for 'Enemies of the People': Watch it Tonight Critics have been singing the praises of Enemies of the People, an enthralling new documentary that provides an unprecedented and unflinching account of Cambodia's genocide under the Khmer Rouge.
- To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade?: Final Cut Pro X With the release of Apple's Final Cut Pro X, editors and production houses are weighing in on their editing software options.
- 'Sweetgrass' Gets Sweet Praise: Watch It Tonight
Sweetgrass, the absorbing documentary by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor on the last of Montana sheep-herders, premieres tonight on many PBS stations. The film has been garnering critical acclaim from top critics across the country.
- Critics Love 'My Perestroika' & So Should You; Now Watch the Film Online For Free
My Perestroika, which premiered last Tuesday night on POV, has been receiving rave reviews. As you meet five former classmates, you'll witness their coming-of age from living sheltered childhoods in the USSR to searching for their places in today's Moscow. Here's a sampling of what some top critics are saying about this important film.
- 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.
- ITVS Announces 50-Film Documentary Campaign About Women and Leadership Our friends at ITVS have announced “Women and Girls Lead,” a major public media initiative that’s set to showcase more than 50 documentaries about women, girls and leadership over the next three years and bring conversation around the issues of equal access, freedom, and opportunity into communities in the United States and around the world. […]
- POV's 'Presumed Guilty' is Subject of Landmark Freedom of Speech and Censorship Case in Mexico The award-winning Presumed Guilty has become the highest-grossing documentary in Mexico's history, but last Wednesday, the film was pulled from the theatrical circuit by a federal judge. Another court has now overturned that ruling, but the legal battle continues.
- Doc Soup: Chronicling Child Abduction in Documentary The 2008 documentary, Dear Zachary, has a strange power over me. Certainly, its subject — an unhinged woman kills a man, gives birth to his baby, flees to Canada where the child’s grandparents fight for his custody, and then she kills herself and the baby — is terribly tragic. It haunts me still. And so […]