- 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 […]
- Doc Soup: The Documentary Channel: All Docs All the Time Independent journalist Tom Roston checks in and writes about the world of documentaries in his column, Doc Soup. You can also follow Tom on Twitter @DocSoupMan. I don’t get it. Really, I don’t. Do you? I’m talking about The Documentary Channel, which just about says it all right there: It’s a whole channel for people […]
- 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, […]
- 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 […]
- Doc Soup: Scary Soup One day, I think POV should host a Halloween party in which everyone comes as their favorite documentary character or filmmaker. (I think I’d go as R. Crumb.) Until then, let’s celebrate Halloween by considering how the documentary and horror genres overlap. Hell House is the first doc that comes to mind; it’s about these […]
- An Emmy for POV! Congratulations to Geoffrey Smith and co-producer Rachel Wexler, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming at the 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards last night for The English Surgeon. The English Surgeon was broadcast on POV in 2009. See the film’s trailer here: Geoffrey was in New York to receive the […]
- Doc Soup: Something Rotten in the House of Docs? There’s something rotten in the house of docs, or so it was declared at last week’s Independent Filmmaker Conference panel discussion entitled "Cage Match: Filmmaking or Social Activism?," expertly moderated by POV’s very own Yance Ford. Ford kicked things off with the question, "Is the medium in an identity crisis?" And panelist Nick Fraser, of […]
- POV at the News and Documentary Emmys Tonight We’re excited for the 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards at Lincoln Center tonight. Three POV films have received four nominations, and POV alum Frederick Wiseman (High School, POV 2001) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominated POV films are: The English Surgeon, The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (two […]
- Cage Match: Filmmaking or Activism? at Independent Film Week Sarah Tabet is currently interning in the community engagement department at POV. She is also working at Chicken & Egg Pictures as an assistant to the fund. Earlier this week, she attended various panels at Independent Film Week. Here’s her report from one of the most talked about panels. “Have filmmakers taken off their story-telling […]
- POV Wins an Emmy! Congratulations to the filmmakers of The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) for winning the 2010 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking! Filmmakers Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath along with producer Flora Fernandez-Marengo, co-producer Chiemi Karasawa and POV’s Executive Producer Simon Kilmurry were in Los Angeles this past Saturday night to accept the award […]
- 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 […]