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Meet Wendy Phillips, POV Premiere Party Winner!

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POV Premiere Party winner Wendy Phillips

Congratulations to Wendy Phillips, one of the lucky POV Premiere Party Pack winners!  Wendy has hosted three Premiere Parties, each complete with friends, hors d’oeuvre and wine!

Wendy Phillips is originally from Ohio but has been “out West” since age 6 (here and there) and is now living in Albuquerque, NM. She manages a self storage property, hits the gym with friends, is gearing up for a colorful fall and generally just enjoying life!

Wendy’s first Premiere Party took a look at My Reincarnation, which she describes as, “a warm, reverent, and interesting look at reincarnation and Buddhism – a fascinating documentary that I intend to share with others.”

Numi Organic Tea, Divine Chocolate, Newman's Own Organics Pop's Corn, Brooklyn Roasting Company Bespoke Blend

With the broadcast of Guilty Pleasures, Wendy and her friends from the gym enjoyed “a more lighthearted romp into the world of the romance novel and how these are very much intertwined in the lives of so many people around the world… Throw in a few hors d’oeuvre and some wine and we were set for a frolicking evening.”

Her most recent Premiere Party was Up Heartbreak Hill, which, as a New Mexico resident, seemed especially fitting. “We hear about the struggles of not only Navajo, but of the many other Native American tribes in our area, who have children and young adults fighting the conflicts of old ways versus new,” said Wendy. “It’s a generational struggle that doesn’t end.”

“I feel extremely fortunate in having the opportunity to not only to view, but to have won some of these amazing 25th Anniversary POV prizes,” says Wendy.

Host a POV Premiere Party

You can host your own POV Premiere Party  for a chance to win prizes, too.  It’s easy! Invite friends or family to watch POV’s 25th Anniversary line-up of films on your television or laptop on the night of the PBS broadcasts (check local listings) or during the first two weeks the films are streaming online.

Then enter for a chance to win official film posters, dvds and books from Arts Engine, Center for Social Media, Kartemquin Films, and StoryCorps, plus coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company, Divine Chocolate, Newman’s Own Organic PopcornNumi Organic Tea, and more!

All entries will also be eligible for the Grand Prize, which will include all of the gifts plus a Sony SLT-A77VQ camera and lens.

Visit for more information on how to enter.

Aubrey Gallegos
Aubrey Gallegos
Aubrey started at POV as an intern in 2011, and worked briefly as Special Events Coordinator before moving into a full time position as Community Engagement and Education Coordinator. Prior to joining POV, she spent three years as an environmental educator and deckhand aboard wooden sailing ships, including the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, which was co-founded by Pete Seeger. She has also worked as an Event Manager for UnionDocs, a documentary art space in Brooklyn, and served as a Production Assistant on a number of independent film and theater productions. Aubrey graduated from Whitman College with bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Film Studies. Aubrey's favorite documentaries are: 1. Dont Look Back 2. Salesman 3. Sweetgrass 4. Food, Inc. 5. The Up Series