Missed them on TV? We’re making a large selection of POV’s documentaries, both new and old, available to watch free on our website this summer — starting with the batch below. Watch the first five documentaries from POV’s 2013 season and more below (for a limited time) and click through the links for even more video and ways to explore the films. (Note: Most films are available only in the United States — apologies to our documentary fans from around the world.)
Only the Young — Three teens in a Southern California town wrestle with questions of love and friendship along with adult realities of financial uncertainty.
Herman’s House — Herman Wallace has spent more than 40 years in a 6′ x 9′ prison cell. He works with artist Jackie Sumell to imagine his “dream home,” questioning justice and punishment in America.
Special Flight — The plight of undocumented immigrants at a detention center in Geneva, Switzerland, points up contradictions between compassionate social policies and intractable immigration laws.
Homegoings — Through the eyes of Harlem funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life.
a.k.a. Don Bonus — A raw and revealing video diary by a Cambodian-born teenager who turns the camera on himself.
Kelly Loves Tony — A camcorder becomes both witness and confidante for these markedly singular yet utterly typical teens as they self-document the trials of growing up too fast and too soon in urban America.
Scout’s Honor — Witness how a 12-year-old Boy Scout named Steven Cozza launches a campaign to overturn the Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy.
xoxosms — The modern-day love story of a guy from small-town Illinois who reaches out to a beautiful New York City art student from Korea. They meet in the only place that such different people might ever find each other: online.