Watch award-winning documentaries from POV free online this month! Recent films you missed on TV, online-exclusive documentary shorts, and classics from POV’s 27-year archive.
Witness how a 12-year-old Boy Scout named Steven Cozza launches a campaign to overturn the Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy. From Petaluma, California to the Supreme Court, the film chronicles a modern interpretation of the scouting ideals of courage and honor.
Streaming until March 18, 2014.
Mr. Smith’s Peach Seeds
In 1968 Roger Smith ate a peach during a break from work. When he was finished he took out a pocketknife and began carving the peach pit into a tiny pig. 43 years later Smith has carved hundreds of peach seeds into hummingbirds, stingrays, gospel choirs, entire villages, even a baseball stadium with more than 100 figures.
Three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives every day rappelling down some of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers. Paraíso reveals the danger of their job and what they see on the way down.
Wood follows the journey of timber from the forest through the sawmill and presents a portrait of the working men we find along the way.
Against all odds, brothers Helmut and Joachim Meier run the nursery they built 30 years ago until the very end. Life is grey and lonesome, but there’s one hidden place where the world still seems to be all right. Starts streaming March 12, 2014.
An unprecedented exploration of autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. How they and the people around them work out their perceptual and behavioral differences becomes a remarkable reflection of the “neurotypical” world — the world of the non-autistic. Starts streaming March 17, 2014.
a.k.a. Don Bonus
A raw and revealing video diary by a Cambodian-born teenager who turns the camera on himself. Under the guidance of veteran filmmaker Spencer Nakasako, Sokly Don Bonus Ny offers a stark look at coming of age in San Francisco’s inner city where he confronts the reality of the American Dream.
Kelly Loves Tony
She’s a straight-A student; he’s trying to leave gang life behind. Emmy award-winning filmmaker Spencer Nakasako deftly guides this video diary of a young Southeast Asian couple in the nebulous cultural zone between first and second generation immigrant life.
Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special
The first-ever animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Listening Is an Act of Love features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project.
Streaming also continues for Ars Magna, CatCam and the three short documentaries we commissioned with Storyhunter about black male achievement: Teaching Fatherhood, The Jazz Ticket and A High School Behind Bars. And many others! Search for more POV documentaries streaming now at pov.org/video.