- POV | American Documentary, Inc. Announces New Hire to Executive Produce Digital Projects
American Documentary, Inc., producers of the award-winning independent non-fiction film series POV, announced the hiring of Opeyemi Olukemi as vice president of POV's Digital Production and Innovation team.
- Upcoming POV Screenings
See films from POV's upcoming season, including DocYard's screening of Herman's House, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Angad Singh Bhalla, and register for the Harlem premiere of Homegoings at the historic Apollo Theater!
- What a POV Internship Meant to Me
Former Intern Aubrey Gallegos shares her experiences behind the scenes of POV's 2011 season.
- Full Frame 2010: The Once and Future Festival
I’m back from my jaunt down to Full Frame, and grateful to return to the carcinogenic particulate matter of NYC rather than suffering the yellow plague of pollen that’s all over everything in Durham. And this post may be a day late, dollar short, whatever — still, here’s my take on Full Frame 2010. The […]
- POV's Office Potluck for Food, Inc.
We’ve been encouraging viewers around the country to host a potluck for the PBS broadcast of Food, Inc. on April 21st, so we certainly couldn’t get away with not hosting our own office potluck for the film! Despite our busy calendars (the potluck got rescheduled a few times due to traveling schedules, Passover, everyone’s insistence […]
- True/False 2010
The 2010 True/False Film Festival got started on Friday with a day full of screenings and the usual March March parade down the main drag of Columbia, MO. True/False is five this year and like any youngster it’s coming into its own — getting taller and more rambunctious faster than you had realized. Lead […]
- Docs in India: the Asian Documentary Forum
POV’s Associate Producer Andrew Catauro writes in with a report from Docedge ’10, the Asian Documentary Forum. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute hosted the 7th edition of Docedge, an international documentary workshop in Kolkata, India. I was invited to sit on a panel with 12 international broadcasters […]
- Sundance 2010: Wrapping Up
POV’s series producer Yance Ford is at the Sundance Film Festival. She has been blogging and twittering from Park City this week. I’m back from Sundance, wrinkled from the red-eye and in full possession of a Sundance sore throat. Right now it’s snowing in New York, and if you squint hard, Gotham looks a little […]
- Sundance Update: Meetings, Screenings, Panels and Parties in Park City
POV’s series producer Yance Ford is at the Sundance Film Festival. She’s blogging and twittering from Park City throughout the week. Well, the infamous Sundance wall reared up and smacked me on Tuesday. Keeping up with the meetings, screenings, panels and parties here in Park City is an exhausting (though fun) job, but once in […]
- Sundance Update: Finding Some Calm in the Middle of Snow and Chaos
POV’s series producer Yance Ford is at the Sundance Film Festival. She’ll be blogging and twittering from Park City throughout the week. Good morning from Park City! It’s early here and folks are gearing up for another day of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Wondering what the weather (and weather forecaster) is like here in […]
- Sundance Update: Names, Films, and Gossip Girls
POV’s series producer Yance Ford is at the Sundance Film Festival. She’ll be blogging and twittering from Park City throughout the week. Day four of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival kicked off with a 9 a.m. screening of The Oath by Laura Poitras, followed by the premiere of My Perestroika by Robin Hessman. Both films […]
- Greetings from Sundance 2010
POV’s series producer Yance Ford is at the Sundance Film Festival. She’ll be blogging and twittering from Park City throughout the week. I’ve been looking forward to Sundance 2010 … never mind that my own procrastination and late-night laundry nearly wrecked my travel plans. But as a wise and witty producer pointed out to me […]
- Interning at POV
Alba Jaramillo is a recent graduate of the New College of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts–Humanities and a POV intern. She writes about the intern site visit she coordinated for her fellow interns in the Arts and Business Council program. This summer, I was one of 11 college students chosen to participate […]
- Links and Events – June 2009
The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival returns to The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater starting June 11. The festival opens with a special presentation of The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court by Paco de Onís, Peter Kinoy and Pamela Yates (POV 2009) on June 12 which will be […]
- 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 […]
- Making a Difference in the Classroom
Picture this: You’re a high school social studies teacher, trying to raise issues of social injustice in a way that resonates with your students. How do you get them to connect with an issue in such a way that the ideas behind your lessons stay with them beyond the midterm? A documentary might just do […]
- Inauguration '09: I Was There. And So Were You.
POV interactive director Theresa Riley was in Washington D.C. last week for the presidential inauguration. She tells us about watching — and documenting — the inauguration from the ground. A few days after the election in November, Thursday the 6th to be precise, I called up my congresswoman’s D.C. office and asked to be put […]
- POV's Youth Views: Get Out of the Screening Room…
It often surprises people that a “TV show” like POV has a project like Youth Views, which works with youth, educators, and youth-serving organizations to use documentary film as a tool for youth engagement. Irene Villaseñor, POV’s Youth Views Manager, tells us more about what she does, and how to get films “out of the […]