Documentary News

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

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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

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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

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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

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Weekly Roundup: Presumed Guilty, Streaming Films and Alum News

We’re smack in the middle of POV’s 23rd season — and it’s been a great one so far. Encore presentations The Way We Get By and First Person Plural will be shown on select PBS stations in the next two weeks (check your local listings here). On August 17, we’ll be back with a brand

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Weekly Roundup: William Kunstler, Agnès Varda and Silverdocs

This week, we take a look back at William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, a look forward to The Beaches of Agnès, and catch up on some news from the documentary world. We kicked of the 2010 summer POV season (our 23rd season on PBS!) with William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe on Tuesday night. The film

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Weekly Roundup: PBS Interactive, Human Rights Watch Film Festival and More

This week, we take a look at a few film festivals and turn our attention to POV films — and their subjects — in the news. The Silverdocs Documentary Festival will take place from June 21- 27, 2010 (see our post about the festival in last week’s roundup). In addition to a great slate of

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Weekly Roundup: Media That Matters and POV Alums

This week, we check out the Media That Matters Festival and catch up with some POV alums. The 10th annual Media that Matters Festival, which showcases short films about social issues, premiered in New York City this week. About.com:Documentaries covered the festival, and filmmaker Angela Tucker, who is also the Director of Production for Arts

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Weekly Roundup: Silverdocs, POV Films in the News, and a Sneak Peek

This week, we take a look at the upcoming Silverdocs lineup, catch up on news from past POV films and offer a sneak peek at the upcoming POV season! Silverdocs, the venerable documentary festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, just announced its 2010 festival lineup. Among the films that will be screened at the festival are

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