- Lesson Plan Theme: The Environment
Over the years POV has featured a number of films about the environment. This collection offers educators a range of our most popular accompanying content, from lesson plans to interactive games.
- Classroom Resources for Earth Day and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Featured on POV's 'Educators' Page
Celebrate Earth Day and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in the classroom with POV films and resources. Finding the perfect film is easy with POV’s new 'Featured Themes' collections.
- Watch Now: 'The City Dark' Now Streaming For Free at POV
Do the people who live in cities experience the same dark night that those in the country do? Check out 'The City Dark' now streaming for free and learn more about the effects of light pollution.
- 'The City Dark' Elicits Starry Memories From POV Viewers
Ian Cheney's The City Dark, which premiered on POV on July 5, 2012, has prompted viewers to share their own stories about the night sky.
- Next on POV: 'If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front'
POV's 24th season on PBS continues Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, with the U.S. broadcast premiere of If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, a film lifts the veil on a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's "number one domestic terrorism threat."
- Special Report: Doc Soup Man Gets First Look at Pro-Nuclear Energy Doc, 'Energy on Trial'
On March 14, Gary Jobson showed his documentary, Energy on Trial, which he’d been working on for a year and a half, to a rapt audience in an Idaho Falls movie theater. The film is about Earth’s ever-depleting energy resources, and while Jobson embraces the need to intelligently utilize everything we can to keep our […]
- Doc Soup: Talking with Director Marshall Curry About the Sundance Film Festival
For one week of the year, the genre that spends most of its time in the cultural margins moves to center stage. The Sundance Film Festival, which continues until this Saturday, places documentaries on a white hot pedestal, so I asked director Marshall Curry, whose POV film If a Tree Falls is premiering there, to […]
- 'Food, Inc.' Sparks Its Own 'Food Revolution' on PBS
Judging from the reviews and reactions on the POV Food, Inc. pages, Wednesday night’s PBS broadcast made quite an impact on American viewers. Kicking off PBS’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Food, Inc. seemed to strike a chord with viewers who were already aware of some of the issues raised in Food, […]
- “Food, Inc.” Director Robert Kenner Interview on Planet Forward
Planet Forward is a collaboration between PBS and George Washington University that asks community members to submit videos offering their ideas for the best way to reduce our carbon footprint. The best videos on PlanetForward.org will be featured in an hour-long Planet Forward broadcast for PBS stations nationwide later this year. In addition to user-submitted […]
- “Food, Inc.” Broadcast Scheduled for April 21, 2010
We’re excited to announce that the POV/PBS broadcast of the Academy Award shortlisted film, Food, Inc., has been set for Wednesday, April 21 at 9 PM on most PBS stations. You can check listings on your local PBS station closer to the date, but if you don’t want to miss this broadcast be sure to […]
- Vote for POV and Food, Inc.
We just applied for a Youtopia Grant, which is a grant that is open to both socially-responsible business and non-profit organizations, providing up to $30,000 worth of Free Range’s design and/or strategic services. The twist? Unlike most grants, this one is being crowd sourced! Votes decide the top 50 finalists, and then Free Range picks […]
- Photography Book That Started as POV's Borders Project Comes Out Next Month
We were thrilled to read in last week’s Publisher’s Weekly that a multimedia feature commissioned for our POV’s Borders series back in 2003 could be the “breakout indie hit” in bookstores this season. Photographer and documentary filmmaker Douglas Gayeton is coming out with a book in October entitled Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town,” with […]
- Doc Soup: Burritos and Socially-Conscious Docs
There I was, just another guy standing on a long line of guys waiting to get a burrito at a Chipotle in Manhattan, when I noticed a poster for Food, Inc. placed right above the guacamole. I don’t usually think of socially-conscious docs and fast food chains as natural partners, so I looked it up […]
- In Theaters Now: “Food, Inc.”
Do you know how the food you’re eating got to your table? Food, Inc., a new film by Robert Kenner, aims to remove the veil of mystery that has shrouded our nation’s food supply and illuminate exactly how corporations are putting profit ahead of our health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of […]
- Earth Day Update: The Invisible Creek Not So Invisible Anymore
Five years ago, the POV staff was surprised to discover that the most polluted waterway in America was situated roughly two miles north of our office in New York City on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. What was even more surprising was that none of us had ever heard of this tiny estuary before, […]
- Doc Soup: Coincidence or Codes in Nature Docs?
First, there was March of the Penguins, that outrageously successful 2005 nature doc about the life and times of penguins. Because the film’s only stars are penguins, it occurred to me that only human being who shares the, er, bill with them is the film’s narrator, Morgan Freeman. And then that was that. And then […]
- SXSW: Lots of Docs, But (Sadly) No Time for 'Office Space'
POV staffer Anne del Castillo just returned from Austin, Texas, where she attended the South By Southwest Film Festival. She reports back on the films she saw and the films she’s sad she missed. Maybe it’s age, but I’m finding that each year, it takes me a little longer to recover from SXSW. After 15 […]
- Handicapping the 2009 Best Doc Oscar Winner
Academy Award forecasting is such fun. I wish I could put together a chart with the various factors that I see determining the film with the best odds of winning the doc Oscar this year. Without a graphics department on my side, I’ll just mention the main variables: quality of film (yes, that matters!), popularity […]