- Enter the Edit: A Crash Course On Structuring Social-Issue Documentary
Famed film editor Kim Roberts, A.C.E. shares documentary wisdom.
- 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.
- March (of the Docs) Madness 2015
Legends, stirring storylines and passionate fans are a few of the commonalities between college basketball and documentary filmmaking. 32 documentary symbols go head to head in our March Madness tournament. Vote now!
- Win Tickets to Watch POV Films at MoMA Documentary Fortnight
The Museum of Modern Art is celebrating 25 years of POV with a special program, MoMA Selects: POV from Wednesday, Feb. 27 - Monday, March 4, 2013, as part of its Documentary Fortnight 2013 program.
- POV Wins Four News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Including Best Documentary for 'Food, Inc.'
After receiving a record 12 nominations in the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the POV films Presumed Guilty, Good Fortune and Food, Inc. won a total of four Emmys.
- POV's 'Food, Inc.' Broadcast Leaves Viewers with Unsettled Stomachs
Each Friday, we share a selection of comments relating to the week's documentary broadcast. This week, viewers watched filmmaker Robert Kenner lift the veil on our nation's food industry in Food, Inc.
- Next on POV: 'Food, Inc.'
Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat and how it's produced. Join POV for an encore of the Oscar-nominated documentary on many PBS stations, Tuesday, August 9, 2011.
- Doc Soup: Top 10 Doc Films with a Social Agenda
We’ve been talking a lot lately in the Doc Soup kitchen about really well made documentaries that actually effect change, so I’ve compiled a list of the Most Aesthetically Accomplished Documentary Films that Come with a Social Agenda. I’m not going to include war documentaries, although there happen to be several excellent ones (Operation Homecoming: […]
- '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, […]
- Weekly Roundup: Food, Inc. Broadcast, Potlucks and More
This week, it’s almost all Food, Inc., all the time! — keep reading for more about how to watch the film online, potlucks, and a few tidbits from elsewhere in the documentary world. The Oscar-nominated Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner aired on POV this week! We’ve been thrilled with the responses to the film! Viewers […]
- POV's Office Potluck for Food, Inc.
We’ve been encouraging viewers around the country to host a potluck for the PBS broadcast of Food, Inc. on April 21st, so we certainly couldn’t get away with not hosting our own office potluck for the film! Despite our busy calendars (the potluck got rescheduled a few times due to traveling schedules, Passover, everyone’s insistence […]
- Weekly Roundup: “Food, Inc.” Potlucks, “In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee”, Agnes Varda and More
This week, we look forward to the Food, Inc. broadcast and potluck parties, get sneak peeks at upcoming POV films, and catch up on some updates from past POV filmmakers. On April 21, POV will air Robert Kenner‘s Oscar-nominated Food, Inc. The issues covered in the film have been all over the news lately. The […]
- “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 […]
- Doc Soup: Fearless Oscar Predictions
It’s that time of year again — when some of us roll our eyes at the foolish, self-aggrandizing notion of awards and others of us lap it up, savoring every detail, prognostication and red carpet mishap. I am solidly in the latter camp, and this year’s documentary Oscar race is a particularly interesting one because […]
- Weekly Roundup: Big Sky Festival, Robert Kenner in NYC and MoMA's Documentary Fortnight
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival began on February 12th in Missoula, Montana and continues through this weekend. The festival’s founding and artistic director is Doug Hawes-Davis, whose film Libby, Montana aired on POV in 2007. Among the award winners at the festival this year are two films that will be broadcast on POV: Lixin […]
- Food, Inc., Martha Stewart and Food Porn
Food, Inc. director Robert Kenner dropped by the POV offices yesterday to check in on plans for the April 21st broadcast. We had no idea that the evening before he had been hanging out with Martha Stewart at NYC’s trendy Monkey Bar. Yesterday morning’s Wall Street Journal has a fun recap that provides all the […]
- Weekly Roundup: “Most Dangerous Man” and “Food, Inc.” News, Sundance Deals, MoMA Events and More
This week, we catch up on news about two upcoming POV broadcasts, take a look at post-Sundance documentary acquisitions and spotlight upcoming events in New York City. The two Oscar-nominated POV films, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, and Food, Inc., have been in the news quite a bit […]
- Doc Soup: Ten Best Documentary Film Posters
Movie posters have always been a hip form of art; the unique images designed for movies such as Anatomy of a Murder, Vertigo and Last Temptation of Christ are as much works of art themselves as they are stunning sales pitches for the movies they were made for. (Mea culpa; throughout my teen years, I […]