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Watch Valentine’s Day Shorts with POV and StoryCorps!

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Whether you are a Valentine’s Day junkie or a cynical boycotter of the holiday, you cannot deny the heart-warming feelings that the StoryCorps shorts stir in viewers. Curl up with a loved one or a pint of your favorite ice cream this Valentine’s Day and check out the newest StoryCorps animated short, as well as an old favorite from 2009.


To R.P. Salazar, with Love
In January 2007, Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart and completely unaware of each other’s existence. But when an email meant for Rachel accidentally went to Ruben, it wasn’t long before an ordinary mistake began to look like an extraordinary stroke of luck.


Danny and Annie: Parts I & II
In Part One, Brooklyn natives Danny and Annie Perasa reminisce about their 27-year love affair. Though he may not look the part, when Danny talks about his love for Annie, it’s obvious that he is one of the world’s great romantics. In Part Two, after nearly three decades of marriage, fatal illness dashed Danny and Annie’s hopes for a long life together. In an intimate and heartbreaking glimpse into a marriage, this animated short witnesses true love as it braves the finality of loss.

Can’t get enough StoryCorps? Check out the new book All There Is or watch more of their animated shorts on POV’s website.

Sean Holmquest
Sean Holmquest
Sean started as an intern with POV in 2009, before coming on-board as a staff member starting in 2010 until 2013. At POV, he managed online video content, produced companion features for the POV film websites, and implemented social media strategies. Prior to joining POV in 2010, he freelanced as a film editor and writer, in addition to working as an assistant for an independent music artist. He has written and directed several short, experimental films, and holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University in Literary Arts.