Documentary News

“New Muslim Cool” Honored at Al Jazeera Film Festival

Filmmaker Jennifer Maytorena Taylor just emailed us from Qatar to let us know that her 2009 POV film New Muslim Cool won the Freedom Prize at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival. The Freedom Award is sponsored by the Doha Centre for Media Freedom. Filmmaker Jennifer Taylor (center) and Senior Project Advisor Suad Abdul

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POV Alum Alex Rivera’s “Sleep Dealer”

Filmmaker Alex Rivera‘s first feature documentary, The Sixth Section, premiered on POV in 2003. Since then, he has been working on his Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller Sleep Dealer. The film, which A.O. Scott of the New York Times calls, “exuberantly entertaining — a dystopian fable of globalization disguised as a science-fiction adventure…” premieres in Los

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Queen for a Night at the Cinema Eye Awards

POV series producer Yance Ford attended the Cinema Eye Awards on Sunday. The Cinema Eye Honors were held on Sunday at the stunning Times Center on West 41st Street in Manhattan. Believe it or not, you might have seen the Times Center, or at least the building that it’s situated in, before: last summer when

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Greenhouse Fund – Notes from the Field

POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry has just returned from the Greenhouse Fund seminars in Izmir, Turkey. The third year of the Greenhouse Fund seminars concluded last week in Izmir, Turkey. Greenhouse is a professional initiative devoted to the development of documentaries from across the Mediterranean region. It is funded by the European Union, and features

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An Interview with Janet Pierson of SXSW

Anne del Castillo, POV’s director of development and business affairs, will be attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin from March 14-17. This year, SXSW Film has a new producer, Janet Pierson. Anne gets the scoop by asking Janet some questions about what’s new at the festival. Last year, the indie world seemed

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