Live Chat with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan and 'China Blue' Filmmaker About Working Conditions in Chinese Factories
Chat live with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan about the documentary China Blue, which examines the brutal work conditions at blue jean factory in China. Chat starts at 11AM PT / 2PM ET on Friday, August 12, 2011.
Lixin Fan Screens 'Last Train Home' in Wuhan, China
Last week, filmmaker Lixin Fan participated in the Sundance Institute's Film Forward China program screening his film "Last Train Home" and serving as an advisor for the Documentary Workshops with CNEX in Beijing.
Documentary Awards Season – A Response
POV’s Series Producer Yance Ford responds to Tom Roston’s assertion that most of the nominees for the best documentary feature in the International Documentary Assocation, Gotham Awards and Cinema Eye Honors lists are obscure titles that haven’t received much in the way of “critical attention.” What do The Village Voice, The New York Times, Filmmaker […]
Cinema Eye Honors Announces 2011 Nominees
The 2011 Cinema Eye Honors nominees were just announced last week, and we’re thrilled to find that a few POV films are on the list. Lixin Fan‘s Last Train Home, which will be broacast on POV in 2011, has been nominated for seven awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, Direction, Production, Cinematography, Editing, […]
Weekly Roundup: True False Fest Kicks Off, Whistle Blowers Speak Out and Roger Ebert's (New) Voice
The True False Film Festival got underway in Columbia, Missouri yesterday and continues over this weekend. POV’s own Yance Ford is there and will be tweeting about the screenings she’s attending. Over 40 documentary films are being featured, including Laura Poitras‘s The Oath and Lixin Fan‘s Last Train Home, which will be featured on POV […]
Sundance 2010: Wrapping Up
POV’s series producer Yance Ford is at the Sundance Film Festival. She has been blogging and twittering from Park City this week. I’m back from Sundance, wrinkled from the red-eye and in full possession of a Sundance sore throat. Right now it’s snowing in New York, and if you squint hard, Gotham looks a little […]