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POV Films Available for Streaming in September 2013

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We are excited to announce that we’ll be streaming a giant collection of POV’s award-winning and award-nominated films this month, but this month only. Watch while you can!

5brokencameras-2305 Broken Cameras (2013)
2012 Academy Award® Nominee, 2011 IDFA Feature Length Special Jury Award Winner, 2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award, 2012 Jerusalem Film Festival Best Israeli Documentary Winner
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.
Streaming until September 25, 2013

citydark_230The City Dark (2012)
2013 Emmy Nominee, 2011 SXSW Film Festival Best Music/Score Award Winner
Is darkness becoming extinct? Exploring the physical and psychological effects of light pollution, The City Dark is a portrait of the world after dusk, and a meditation on the human relationship to the stars.
Streaming until October 9, 2013

giveuptomorrow_230Give Up Tomorrow (2012)
2013 Emmy Nominee, 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award Winner
A riveting exposé of corruption and injustice in the Philippines, chronicling a sensational murder case that ends a nation’s use of capital punishment — but fails to free an innocent man.
Streaming until October 9, 2013

granito_230Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2012)
2013 Emmy Nominee, 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection
The extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice.
Streaming until September 17, 2013

lasttrainhome_230Last Train Home (2012)
2012 Best Documentary Emmy Winner, 2009 IDFA Best Feature-Length Documentary Award, 2010 Victoria Film Festival Best Documentary Award
Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year in the world’s largest human migration.
Streaming until October 2, 2013

lawintheseparts-230The Law in These Parts (2013)
2012 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Jury Prize Winner, 2012 Full Frame Film Festival Special Jury Award Winner
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.
Streaming until September 18, 2013

myreincarnation_230My Reincarnation (2012)
2013 Emmy Nominee, 2010 IDFA Top 20 Audience Award Winner
As Chögyal Namkhai Norbu rises as a Buddhist teacher in the West, his son Yeshi, recognized as the reincarnation of a Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world.
Streaming September 25, 2013 – October 1, 2013

Nostalgia for the LightNostalgia for the Light (2012)
2013 Emmy Nominee, 2011 IDA Best Documentary Award Winner, 2010 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection
In the Atacama Desert, earthly and celestial quests meld. Archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for their loved ones and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies.
Streaming until October 9, 2013

pingpong-230Ping Pong (2013)
2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest Official Selection, 2012 Hot Docs Official Selection
Seven players with 620 years between them compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships. Ping Pong is a meditation on mortality and a joyous tribute to the human spirit.
Streaming until September 14, 2013

Later this month, look out for three more documentaries you’ll be able to watch (free, of course):

worldbeforeher-230The World Before Her (2013)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival World Documentary Competition Award Winner
The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias: In one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls.
Streaming September 17, 2013 – October 16, 2013

lightinhereyes_230The Light in Her Eyes (2012)
2011 IDFA Official Selection
Houda al-Habash, a conservative woman preacher in Damascus, Syria, calls girls to the practice of Islam, teaching them that pursuing their ambitions is a way of worshipping God.
Streaming September 17, 2013 – October 16, 2013

bestkeptsecret-230Best Kept Secret (2013)
2013 Independent Film Festival Boston Best Documentary Audience Award Winner, 2013 AFI Docs Best of Fest Winner
A Newark, N.J. public high school teacher races against the clock to find a place in the world for her students with autism before they graduate and “age out” of a unique and caring support system.
Streaming September 24, 2013 – October 7, 2013

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
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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.