POV 2009: The English Surgeon

‘The English Surgeon’ Wins duPont-Columbia Award

The duPont Awards, administered since 1968 by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, honor excellence in broadcast journalism. We are pleased to announce that The English Surgeon, Geoffrey Smith’s inspiring film about a British neurosurgeon who has traveled to the Ukraine for the past 15 years to treat patients who have been left to die,

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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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Weekly Roundup

This week, we catch up with Rocky from Bronx Princess, get ready for the Cinema Eye Awards, read through lots of year-end and decade-end lists of best docs and more. CNN’s “Inside Africa” aired a segment on Bronx Princess (POV 2009) and talked to protagonist Rocky Otoo and her mother, Auntie Yaa. The film follows

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Listen to Geoffrey Smith on the Elvis Mitchell Show

If you’re in Santa Monica, tune in to KCRW’s The Treatment to hear Elvis Mitchell interview The English Surgeon‘s Geoffrey Smith today, September 2, at 2:30 PM. Geoffrey discusses the making of the film about brain surgeon Henry Marsh, who performs pro bono work in a decrepit Ukrainian KGB hospital; the real-life drama that propelled

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