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POV Films Available for Streaming in August 2013

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In the month of August, POV will be streaming 11 feature-length documentaries for free, and nine of them are available to watch right now!

From the POV archives:

sunkissed_230Sun Kissed (2012)
Available August 1, 2013 – August 31, 2013
When a Navajo couple uncovers a hidden link between their children’s rare genetic disorder and the American government’s conquest of their tribe, their lives are changed forever.
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upheartbreakhill_230Up Heartbreak Hill (2012)
Available August 1, 2013 – August 31, 2013
Up Heartbreak Hill follows two Native teens torn between the lure of opportunities outside their remote reservation community and the cultural ties that bind them to home.
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kellylovestony_230Kelly Loves Tony (1998)
Available July 15, 2013 – July 14, 2014
She’s a straight-A student; he’s trying to leave gang life behind. 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.
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akadonbonus_230a.k.a. Don Bonus (1996)
Available July 15, 2013 – July 14, 2014
A raw and revealing video diary by a Cambodian-born teenager who now lives in San Francisco’s inner city.
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scoutshonor_230Scout’s Honor (2001)
Available March 18, 2013 – March 18, 2014
“To be physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight” – this is the Boy Scout pledge. Since 1910, millions of boys have joined. But today, if you are openly gay, you can’t. A 12-year-old Boy Scout named Steven Cozza launches a campaign to overturn the Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy.
Watch now »

And if you missed them in July on television, watch these new documentaries from POV’s 2013 season for a limited time.

hermanshouse-230Herman’s House
Available July 9, 2013 – August 7, 2013
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.
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onlytheyoung-230Only the Young
Available July 15, 2013 – August 14, 2013
Three teens in a Southern California town wrestle with questions of love and friendship along with adult realities of financial uncertainty.
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hightechlowlife-230High Tech, Low Life
Available July 22, 2013 – August 21, 2013
High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters, bloggers who are fighting censorship to document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development.
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neurotypical-230Neurotypical
Available July 30, 2013 – August 28. 2013
A 4-year-old, a teenager and an adult, all on the autism spectrum and at pivotal moments in their lives, work with their perceptual and behavioral differences in a “neurotypical” world.
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Later this month, look out for two more documentaries you’ll be able to watch (free, of course):

lawintheseparts-230The Law in These Parts
Available August 20, 2013 – September 18, 2013
For the first time, Israeli military and legal professionals who devised the legal framework behind the occupation are interviewed about this system, which mirrors the country’s toughest moral quandaries.


5brokencameras-2305 Broken Cameras
Available August 27, 2013 – September 25, 2013
Oscar®-nominee 5 Broken Cameras depicts life in a West Bank village where a security fence is being built. The film was shot by a Palestinian and co-directed by an Israeli.

POV has short documentaries that are also available for free streaming, including xoxosms, the Emmy-nominated Sound of Vision, and many more.

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POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Lucy Mills

    fantastic!