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- Featured Event: 'Soldiers of Conscience' at the Avalon Branch Library Join the Avalon Branch Library for a free screening of "Soldiers of Conscience" on July 26, 2017.
- The Intimacy and Intersectionality of 'Memories of a Penitent Heart' Cecilia Aldarondo talks about the importance of intimacy when telling a story, especially in a way that embraces what intersectionality should look like on screen.
- Enter the Edit: Developing Mentorship in the Documentary Editing World Leigh Johnson is in conversation with Penelope Falk, an award-winning editor with over 15 years of documentary experience.
- POV and The New York Times Close Out Embedded Mediamaker Project with Final Project on Ruby Bridges POV and The New York Times embedded mediamaker project reached its final triumphant milestone this week as the piece “6 Years and Desegregating a School” by Bayeté Ross Smith and Logan Jaffe published in the Times.
- A Filmmaker Delves into the Secrecy Surrounding the Death of Her Uncle In 'Memories of a Penitent Heart,' Airing July 31 on POV Like many gay men in the 1980s, Miguel moved to New York City in search of a life out of the closet. Yet in the midst of the AIDS crisis, his devout Catholic mother pressured him to repent for his homosexuality on his deathbed.
- Featured Event: 'Dalya's Other Country' at Girls Living Life on Purpose Join Girls Living Life on Purpose for a free screening of Dalya's Other Country on June 29, 2017.
- POV to Spotlight Syrian and Refugee Crises in First Three Weeks of 30th Season In a series first, following events nationwide commemorating World Refugee Day on June 20, POV’s 30th season opens with three feature films and two shorts about a single subject: the Syrian war and global refugee crisis.
- Reconciling Personal Accounts of the Holocaust in Shalom Italia, Airing July 24, 2017 on POV Amid hearty Tuscan meals and sweeping landscapes, the octogenarians’ quest unexpectedly swells with humor and clashing memories in 'Shalom Italia.' Directed by Tamar Tal Anati, the film has its national broadcast premiere on July 24 at 10 p.m. on POV
- PBS Acquires 'Bill Nye: Science Guy' PBS Distribution (PBSd) will release the film in theaters across the country later this year and it will have its broadcast premiere in 2018 via PBS documentary series POV.
- Contemplating the Cut 2017 | Panel 1: Creative Use of Archival Footage Joseph Krings, Mary Lampson, and Maya Mumma in conversation with Ashley Clark examine creative approaches to editing with archival footage.
- Contemplating the Cut: Takeaways and Tips for Documentary Editors Useful insights for documentary editors and their collaborators from Contemplating the Cut 2017.
- Contemplating the Cut 2017 | Panel 2: Craft Conversations Lindsay Utz and Chyld King share insights with moderator Marshall Curry about their process, deconstructing approaches to vérité and interview-based films.
- Featured Event: 'Don't Tell Anyone' with Brooklyn Days of Action Join Brooklyn Days of Action at the Saint Catherine for a free screening of 'Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie).'
- Featured Event: 'What Tomorrow Brings' at Burleigh Manor Middle School Join Burleigh Manor Middle School for a screening of 'What Tomorrow Brings.'
- Featured Event: 'Love and Diane' at Chicago Public Library's Pullman Branch Join the Pullman Branch of the Chicago Public Library for a free screening of 'Love and Diane.'
- Featured Event: 'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' at Napa Valley College Join the Napa County Library for a free screening of 'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case.'
- POV Remembers Jonathan Demme The illustrious director passed away at 73 in New York.
- Featured Event: 'Revolution '67' at Charleston County Public Library Join the Charleston County Public Library for a free screening of Revolution '67 as part of its POV film screening series.