community engagement

‘The Edge of Dreaming’ Community Screenings at Schools of Metaphysics Next Week

Dr. Barbara Condron oversees international education for the School of Metaphysics (SOM). On January 22 at 7 PM, 17 SOM branches around the country will host screenings and discussions of Amy Hardie’s The Edge of Dreaming (POV 2010). I always look forward to Tuesdays. They’re my days in town with Hezekiah, our 15-year-old son who

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Host a Free Screening for National Adoption Month

During the month of November, people across the country are hosting events in celebration of adoptive families. Learn more about National Adoption Day at NationalAdoptionDay.org. POV is encouraging community groups, educators and librarians to host a local screening of our Adoption Stories films First Person Plural by Deann Borshay Liem, In the Matter of Cha

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This is My Family – Defining Family

We were excited this week to see the launch of This is My Family pull in our first video submissions. The range of style was as eclectic as the perspectives and individuals posting the videos. Already we have children of LGBTQ parents, extended-family-families, foster families, adoptive parents, adoptees — singing songs, recording from their computer’s

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“The Way We Get By” Receives IFP and Fledgling Fund Grant for Outreach and Community Engagement

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has teamed up with The Fledgling Fund to award the first The Fledgling Fund Outreach and Engagement Grant for Social Issue Documentaries to The Way We Get By, which aired on POV this week. We send our congratulations to filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly for this fantastic honor. For

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“Bronx Princess” Block Party Brings Kids and Families to Mullaly Park

POV’s outreach and development coordinator Jessica Lee reports from a recent POV event. Every year, POV partners with many organizations to offer hundreds of free film screenings. Unfortunately, we can’t personally attend most of those events because they’re held all over the country in places like Aberdeen, South Dakota, Helena, Montana and Rockland, Maine. Given

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Happy 10th Birthday Wishes to the D-Word!

For those of you unfamiliar with the D-Word, it is a unique online community of over 2400 documentary professionals from over 78 countries who share information and resources on all things documentary, including creative, business, technical, and social topics. D-Word was started began as a series of online journal entries by filmmaker Doug Block depicting

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‘Made in L.A.’ Screening on Capitol Hill

Filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar were just in Washington, D.C. for a screening of Made in L.A. on Capitol Hill. This event included comments and conversation with Congresswoman Diane Watson, 
Congressman Luis Gutierrez, chair of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus’ Immigration Taskforce, Frank Sharry, founder and executive director of America’s Voice, Bill Mefford, director of

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