- Upcoming Events
This week films from the current POV season will be screened across the country. Check out upcoming events near you!
- A Few Things to Note Before You Watch “The Look of Silence” This Weekend
"It's all fairly straight-forward. But then, suddenly, the film takes a radical turn."
- The Vanishing of the Director of 'The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga'
"Real life trumped the rest." Tom Roston sets out to learn why 'The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga' filmmaker Jessica Oreck has taken a step back from the documentary film world.
- Spread the Word: 'Tough Love' on PBS
Organizations and individuals across the country are getting the word out about Tough Love, and you can, too!
- Upcoming Events
POV has screenings from coast to coast to engage communities in conversation about a range of social issues. Check out upcoming events near you!
- 'Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)' NYC Premiere at DCTV
POV partnered with DCTV to hold the New York City premiere of Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie), as part of DCTV Presents.
- Spread the Word About 'The Overnighters' in the Final Hours!
The Overnighters airs tonight on PBS (check local listings). Let your community know about the film.
- Upcoming Events
Screenings from coast to coast engage communities in conversation about a range of social issues.
- Next on POV: The Overnighters
Chasing the American dream, thousands of workers flock to a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming. Watch 'The Overnighters', Monday on PBS.
- 'Beats of the Antonov' at Human Rights Watch Film Festival
On Sunday, June 14, POV partnered with Human Rights Watch Film Festival for a special reception and screening of Beats of the Antonov.
- Spread the Word About ‘Out in the Night’ in the Final Hours!
Out in the Night airs tonight on PBS (check local listings). Let your community know about the film.
- 'Hard Earned' Shows the Challenges of Making a Living and a Life
An upcoming documentary series from Kartemquin Films tells stories about people working to make a living and working to make a life following the economic recession.
- Teaching Op-Docs: Sound and Observation in Hotel 22
Elizabeth Lo's short film (and New York Times Op-Doc) Hotel 22 became the focus for a session about sound in documentary.
- Teaching Op-Docs: Fairness and Representation
Not all documentary characters are represented as heroes, and nor should they be.
- A Curious App to Consume, Sort Of
The Notions+ The Notions+ “Our Curious Culture of Consumption” is an iPad app that brings together a series of materials about the ideas of consuming and being consumed. Co-publishers Heather McKenzie and Elaine Symanski curate photographs, illustrations, videos, a song, a poem, and mostly essays. Some contributions are reflective, some humorous, and some prescriptive. “Our […]
- Teaching Op-Docs: The Role of B-Roll
As a viewer, I pay too much attention to B-roll. One reason is that B-roll is often intercut with interviews, and it changes the dynamics of movement within the frame.
- Teaching Op-Docs: Finding Ideas for Documentaries
"Where do you get ideas for documentaries?" is the number one question I have received through comments and conversations over the years. Here are some starting points to consider.
- Teaching Op-Docs: Women's Stories and Issues
A handful of the shorts appearing in the Op-Docs series focuses specifically on women and their stories, and this post offers a round-up of some of those stories.