POV Wins Four News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Including Best Documentary for 'Food, Inc.'
After receiving a record 12 nominations in the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the POV films Presumed Guilty, Good Fortune and Food, Inc. won a total of four Emmys.
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.
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 […]
Doc Soup: Presumed Guilty
I found Presumed Guilty, which airs tonight on POV (10 PM, check local listings), very compelling. It’s the kind of doc that left me with several burning questions — so I decided to follow up with the lawyers-turned-filmmakers directly. Roberto Hernández graciously responded. Doc Soup Man: Since the Thin Blue Line, as far as […]
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: 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 […]