Why the NFB and Arte Are Crafting 'Interactive Haiku' – Register Your Idea by August 5, 2014
The National Film Board of Canada's Hugues Sweeney talks to POV about Interactive Haiku, a new co-production with Arte that will see the creation of 12 new pieces of short — very, very short — interactive art.
Watch 'The Most Dangerous Man in America' Online as POV Marks the Pentagon Papers' Big 4-0
POV is marking the 40th anniversary of the publication of Pentagon Papers with a special opportunity to watch The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers online.
POV's 'Presumed Guilty' is Subject of Landmark Freedom of Speech and Censorship Case in Mexico
The award-winning Presumed Guilty
has become the highest-grossing documentary in Mexico's history, but last Wednesday, the film was pulled from the theatrical circuit by a federal judge. Another court has now overturned that ruling, but the legal battle continues.
Watch Groundbreaking 1993 Doc Silverlake Life Online
Fifteen years ago, POV broadcast the documentary Silverlake Life: The View From Here by Tom Joslin and Peter Friedman. And from now until February 22, 2009, a streaming version of this groundbreaking film will be available for free on the POV website. Silverlake Life is one of several full-length films being streamed by POV. Mark […]
Moore or Less: Slacker Uprising
Michael Moore scored a big buzz with the online release of his latest doc Slacker Uprising, a kind of concert film of his 2004 efforts to get out the (young Democratic) vote in advance of the election. The release, timed for the ’08 contest, functions as a cautionary tale to “not get fooled again” — […]
Calling all crossword puzzlers and Scrabble fans! You know who are — you can’t get enough word play. You do crossword puzzles on the train, play games of Scrabble in cafes or in the park, or on Scrabulous. Maybe you’ve read Marc Romano‘s Crossworld or Stephen Fatzis‘ Word Freaks, recent books on the worlds of […]
Web Spotlight: 'War Torn'
Several months ago, Yance Ford recommended a series of short films about the Iraq War entitled War Torn for our online short film festival. After a little googling, I realized that the series is already available on the Web, at Channel Four’s excellent Dispatches website. So I put the DVD aside, and moved on to […]
Docs from the Past: 'Ilha das Flores'
Inspired by the growing number of docs about food that have been coming out lately, POV staffer Jessica Lee recently took another look at an older film that inspired her. Recent documentaries such as The Price of Sugar, King Corn, and Black Gold address how food is inextricably linked to politics and social justice. For […]
Watching: WGBH Lab Open Call
Last year, POV partnered with the WBGH Lab in Boston to support the great work they are doing there. The Lab assists young mediamakers in creating short films and encourages them to experiment with new ways of making and interacting with content. It’s very cool, cutting-edge stuff. Every few months, the Lab announces an open […]
POV Brunch at Sundance
We hosted our annual POV brunch on Sunday — a welcome relief from the hectic pace of screenings, parties and general mischief that seems to be the Sundance routine. First to arrive was Steven Sebring and Patti Smith — an artist who changed my life at a formative stage. Steven’s film Patti Smith: Dream of […]
Media Guide: Emmy Winners
With so much video and multimedia on the web, how do you figure out what to watch? POV Blog’s Media Guide is here to recommend some of our favorite online videos. If you’re looking to watch online journalism at its finest, a good place to get started is with the list of winners from the […]