POV Alums

‘Soldiers of Conscience’ Featured at Public Hearing of the Truth Commission on Conscience in War

Catherine Ryan is a three-time POV alum. Soldiers of Conscience (POV 2008) was her third film to be shown on POV. The other two are Maria’s Story (1991) and The Double Life of Ernesto Gómez Gómez (1999). She reports back from last month’s public hearing of the Truth Commission on Conscience in War that was

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Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Announces Fall 2009 Grants

The Sundance Institute announced yesterday that they are awarding grants to 23 nonfiction film projects that will receive financial and creative support from the Sundance Documentary Film Program (DFP). One of the projects is directed by POV alum, Bernardo Ruiz, who co-produced Alex Rivera’s The Sixth Section (POV 2003) and worked on the first installment

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Lynn True: Documentary Filmmaker and Sports Fan

We’ve long admired The New York Times‘ “One in Eight Million” Web series that incorporates photo slideshows of regular New Yorkers with audio interviews. This past week we were excited to see a slideshow about one of POV’s alums! Lynn True is a documentary filmmaker and the editor and co-director of POV’s 2008 film Lumo,

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Filmmaker Ido Haar in New York

POV’s Executive Director Simon Kilmurry shares some exciting news about POV alum Ido Haar. For those of you close to Westchester County, New York, POV alum Ido Haar, the filmmaker of 9 Star Hotel (POV 2008), will be featured as the third International Filmmaker-in-Residence at Jacob Burns Film Center’s Media Arts Lab in Pleasantville. Ido

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POV Filmmakers Take on the Gaming World

Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker‘s American Tongues was the inaugural film that launched POV when the series began in 1988. More than 20 years later, they continue to produce acclaimed documentary films that take a humorous and critical view of American life. Their most recent film, made with co-producer Peter Odabashian, The Anti-Americans (a hate-love

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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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