Next on POV: A World Not Ours
A passionate, bittersweet account of one family’s multi-generational experience living as permanent refugees. Premieres Monday, August 18, 2014, on PBS stations.
So, Where Are the Female Racers (and the Documentaries About Them)?
In the POV documentary Racing Dreams, Annabeth Barnes dreams to be the first woman to win the Daytona 500. But there are many stories of racetrack pioneers yet to be told.
9 Star Hotel's Ido Haar Answers Viewer Questions
Ido Haar is the director of 9 Star Hotel. After the film aired on POV, viewers wrote in with questions for Ido. Read on for his responses. Allen asks: Thanks for the film. I found similarities between the Palestinian men and Mexican migrant workers in America. Is this something you thought about as you were […]
What's Your POV about '9 Star Hotel'?
9 Star Hotel is the facetious name that Palestinian construction workers give to the pile of rocks that marks their clandestine nightly abode — a group of cardboard enclosures and tin-covered huts hidden in the brush-covered hills above the Israeli town of Modi’in. It is also the name of this week’s POV film about the […]
Ask the Filmmaker: 9 Star Hotel's Ido Haar
Israeli director Ido Haar grew up in a village on the edge of a pine forest halfway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. When he went home to visit his parents, he often saw men running frantically across the highway. He says “the fear in their eyes haunted me, and I wanted to find out where […]
2008 POV Preview: '9 Star Hotel'
On July 22nd, POV will broadcast 9 Star Hotel by Ido Haar, which takes a unique look at the lives of Palestinian workers. Here’s a sneak peek. 9 Star Hotel documents the lives of a group of young Palestinian men working illegally as construction laborers in the Israeli city of Modi’in. Caught between Israeli security […]
The DocAviv Film Festival
POV executive director Simon Kilmurry attended DocAviv, a documentary film festival in Tel Aviv. He writes in with a report. DocAviv, Israel’s premiere documentary festival, wrapped up a remarkable 10th anniversary edition on April 12. I attended the festival for the first time this year, and had the pleasure of serving on the jury for […]
Doc Soup: Overlooked Docs of 2007
Ah, the flush feeling of having a documentary that receives high accolades and big box office returns! As I mentioned last week, not many doc filmmakers have felt that way this year, which puts Charles Ferguson among the elite few. I was at a fancy screening and reception this week for his film No End […]
Doc Roundup: October 25th, 2007
This week’s new docs all seem to focus on already well-known figures. Incidentally, all of them happen to be white men… Jonathan Demme’s Jimmy Carter Man From Plains followed the former president during his book tour for Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” an accordingly to most critics, portrays Carter in the most flattering of lights. The […]