Documentary News

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.

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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.

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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.

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Cinema Eye Honors Announces 2011 Nominees

The 2011 Cinema Eye Honors nominees were just announced last week, and we’re thrilled to find that a few POV films are on the list. Lixin Fan‘s Last Train Home, which will be broacast on POV in 2011, has been nominated for seven awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, Direction, Production, Cinematography, Editing,

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DOCNYC Report: Is Crowd Sourcing the Future?

Jamie Dobie is POV’s community engagement and education coordinator. She reports from the DOC NYC “State of the Industry” panel that took place on Wednesday, November 3, where she found a lively discussion about social media and engaging communities.   The First Annual DOC NYC opened its doors Wednesday afternoon to documentary professionals and an

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