- Doc Soup's Top Ten Documentaries of 2015
Doc Soup Man shares his official top ten documentaries of 2015. What's on your list?
- PBS National Listening Tour News Round-Up
After the final stop of the PBS National Listening Tour, POV offers this round-up of organizations and individuals lending their voice to the conversation.
- Commemorate Human Rights Day with POV Documentaries
Explore POV films, resources for educators and web features around today's human rights issues to commemorate Human Rights Day.
- Documentaries Raise Awareness about Domestic and Gendered Violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Guest blogger Heather McIntosh of Documentary Site rounds up a list of related documentary viewing.
- From the POV Archive: Five Documentaries About Protest Movements
Put the "Occupy Wall Street" protests into perspective with this list of documentary films that chronicle past protest movements in the United States from the POV/PBS archive.
- Doc Soup: The Joys of Twitter
I wish I had a foot like a clam. Then I could be truly anchored in reality. (I have a foot, but sadly, it’s not like a clam.) @povdocs’ doc list Funny? Genius? Weird? Oddly uninteresting? This is what I’ve come to expect from following the Twitter feed of documentary filmmaker Errol Morris (The Thin […]
- Doc Soup: What do You Think are the Ten Best Documentaries About Women?
March is Women’s History Month so it makes sense to recognize the fact that the documentary industry is largely run by women. As I’ve discussed before, some of the most powerful people in docs are women (Cara Mertes, Sheila Nevins, Diane Weyermann, Ally Derks, Molly Thompson, etc.) and some of the most prominent doc directors […]
- Weekly Roundup: SALT, StoryCorps and a Look Ahead
This week, we check out the reaction to recent POV broadcasts and look ahead to upcoming POV broadcasts. Award winning photographer Murray Fredericks and filmmaker Michael Angus, two Aussies, collaborated on the stunningly beautiful SALT, which aired this past Tuesday on POV. The film is an extension of Fredericks’ work at Lake Eyre, a remote […]
- Weekly Roundup: Rebroadcasting a 2009 Hit and More
This week, we take another look at The Way We Get By and check out new projects from POV alums. Joan Gaudet with actor Morgan Freeman. Photo courtesy of Aron Gaudet. The Emmy-nominated film The Way We Get By first aired last November as a POV Special on Veterans Day. The film follows Joan, Bill […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- Weekly Roundup: Spend Tuesdays this Summer with POV
It’s been a busy week here at the POV offices. We’re getting ready to kick off our 2010 summer season with the premiere of William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe next Tuesday, June 22. The film will air on PBS stations at 9 p.m. (check your local listings here), and after the East coast broadcast, filmmakers […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- Weekly Roundup: POV's 2010 Season and the Court Decision on 'Crude'
The POV office has been busy over the past few weeks as we get ready to kick off our 23rd season on June 22, 2010! Here’s a roundup of news about POV films and from around the documentary world. Getafilm Blog previews the 2010 POV season and says that through the series, “nearly every week […]
- Weekly Roundup
The Oath by Laura Poitras The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival concluded last weekend, and several upcoming POV films won awards. The Grand Jury Award and the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award went to Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath‘s Enemies of the People (POV 2011), and The Oath by Laura Poitras won a Special […]
- Weekly Roundup: “Food, Inc.” Potlucks, “In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee”, Agnes Varda and More
This week, we look forward to the Food, Inc. broadcast and potluck parties, get sneak peeks at upcoming POV films, and catch up on some updates from past POV filmmakers. On April 21, POV will air Robert Kenner‘s Oscar-nominated Food, Inc. The issues covered in the film have been all over the news lately. The […]
- Weekly Roundup: 'Tis the Season for Film Festivals
This week, we take a look at more news from past and upcoming film festivals; the Sheffield Doc/Fest opens for submissions; Stranger Than Fiction (NYC) announces its spring season; and the always inspirational Patti Smith is lauded for her unique style. Two POV films took top honors at the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, […]