- Upcoming Events
As many look forward to celebrating holidays with friends and families, you can share intimate stories from families around the world with those in your community. Host your own screening in December!
- Doc Soup: 'Stories We Tell' Heads to Theaters
Tom Roston reflects on Sarah Polley's 'Stories We Tell' after a first weekend of box office success.
- Watch StoryCorps: Sundays at Rocco's
Watch StoryCorps: Sundays at Rocco's: Nicholas Petron remembers family dinners at his grandfather's place and how everything changed when the city made new plans for their neighborhood.
- Director Jonathan Caouette on 'Walk Away Renee'
Tom Roston talks with Jonathan Caouette, director of 2004's lo-fi phenom, Tarnation, about his new documentary, Walk Away Renee.
- Five Films That Inspired Jennifer Fox's My Reincarnation
While researching My Reincarnation, filmmaker Jennifer Fox looked for both films about Tibetan Buddhism (of which there are few) and other films from around the world with similar themes.
- My Reincarnation Now Playing in 30 Cities Across the United States
Check out the screening dates, spread the word to your loved ones (it's a story worth spreading) and let the film inspire you.
- POV Viewers Get Last Word on 'Last Train Home' and the Impact of Rapid Economic Development in China
Each Friday, we share a selection of comments relating to the week's documentary broadcast. This week, viewers watched Last Train Home, a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life.
- This is My Family – Announcing the Judges
We are excited to announce our This is My Family jury members — journalists, filmmakers, songwriters and adoption experts including CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Dr. Jane Aronson, Zara Phillips and Phil Bertelsen to name just a few. Check out the full list here: This Is My Family: The Jury. This is your chance to dig into […]
- 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 […]
- Doc Soup: Adopting Parenthood
Normally with this blog, I like to approach the form, aesthetics, politics and/or cultural context of the documentaries I write about, but for this week’s POV airing of Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy, I find myself thinking about just the content. It’s no doubt because I recently experienced the birth of my second […]
- Up the Yangtze – An Update from China
In 2008, POV aired Up the Yangtze, which told the story of the Yu family as the Three Gorges Dam project in China changed their lives. Filmmaker Yung Chang revisited the Yu family in the summer of 2010. He shares some pictures and updates from the family. Dear Friends, I took some time off from […]
- Doc Soup: All in the Family
This week, POV’s 2010 season kicks off with the great documentary William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (Check local listings). I think it’s just perfect that the season begins with a grainy home video of two young girls, Kunstler’s daughters Emily and Sarah, who are also the directors of the film, as they interview their famous […]