- 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 […]
- 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 […]