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Now Streaming! The Words in the Margins – New Documentary Short from POV

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Our celebration of documentary shorts continues this month with a new selection — The Words in the Margins by Sara Mott. Watch, share and let us know what you think!

When 31-year-old Axel seeks help learning to read at his local library, he meets Steve, a Kenyan immigrant with a love of language. Steve becomes Axel’s tutor, but who is helping whom? The Words in the Margins is an intimate portrait of two men born worlds apart but connected by their dreams of a better life.

In The Words in the Margins, two men from different backgrounds forge a unique friendship.

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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.