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‘The English Surgeon’ Wins duPont-Columbia Award

The duPont Awards, administered since 1968 by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, honor excellence in broadcast journalism. We are pleased to announce that The English Surgeon, Geoffrey Smith’s inspiring film about a British neurosurgeon who has traveled to the Ukraine for the past 15 years to treat patients who have been left to die,

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Documentary Awards Season – A Response

POV’s Series Producer Yance Ford responds to Tom Roston’s assertion that most of the nominees for the best documentary feature in the International Documentary Assocation, Gotham Awards and Cinema Eye Honors lists are obscure titles that haven’t received much in the way of “critical attention.” What do The Village Voice, The New York Times, Filmmaker

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POV at the News and Documentary Emmys Tonight

We’re excited for the 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards at Lincoln Center tonight. Three POV films have received four nominations, and POV alum Frederick Wiseman (High School, POV 2001) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominated POV films are: The English Surgeon, The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (two

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POV Wins an Emmy!

Congratulations to the filmmakers of The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) for winning the 2010 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking! Filmmakers Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath along with producer Flora Fernandez-Marengo, co-producer Chiemi Karasawa and POV’s Executive Producer Simon Kilmurry were in Los Angeles this past Saturday night to accept the award

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Emmy Nominations for ‘Patti Smith’ and ‘The Betrayal’!

It was announced this morning that two POV films have received nominations for a primetime Emmy award in the Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking category. Congratulations to POV filmmakers Steven Sebring, Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath! Patti Smith: Dream of Life aired on POV on December 30, 2009. Shot over 11 years by renowned fashion

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with a Doc Directed by a Woman

After watching last night’s exciting win for Kathryn Bigelow and realizing that today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, I found myself wondering who had been the first woman director to win Best Documentary? And for that matter, how many documentaries directed by women have won Oscars in the history of the Academy

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