- Sebastian Junger's Documentary Korengal Is “For the Soldiers”
Journalist/filmmaker Sebastian Junger talks to Tom Roston about Bowe Bergdahl, Hollywood's depiction of war and revisiting the footage made with his Restrepo co-director Tim Hetherington.
- Watch the POV Documentary 'Armadillo' Online Starting November 9, 2013 (For Free!)
Armadillo is available for streaming free on POV from November 9, 2013 through December 8, 2013.
- Emmy 2012: Watch Best Documentary Emmy Nominee 'Armadillo'
For six months, often while under fire, Janus Metz and cameraman Lars Skree captured the lives of young soldiers fighting the Taliban in a hostile and confusing environment. Watch now!
- Video: 'Where Soldiers Come From' Screens on Capitol Hill
U.S. Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, General Craig R. McKinley and the National Guard Bureau, Military to Medicine and POV recently screened the documentary in Washington, D.C.
- Critical Acclaim for 'Where Soldiers Come From' – Airs 11/10 on PBS
Read what critics have to say about the POV documentary Where Soldiers Come From. Watch it now for free on the PBS mobile app, or tune in to its U.S. broadcast premiere on PBS this Thursday (Nov. 10, 2011).
- Next on POV: 'Where Soldiers Come From'
POV's 2011 season on PBS concludes Thursday, November 10, 2011, with the U.S. broadcast premiere of Where Soldiers Come From, a compelling documentary following childhood friends from Michigan to the battlefield of Afghanistan and back.
- Upcoming POV Community Screenings
With its PBS broadcast just around the corner, POV community partners across the country are presenting special sneak-preview screenings of Where Soldiers Come From.
- Director Danfung Dennis on 'Hell and Back Again'
Danfung Dennis talks to blogger Adam Schartoff about how a documentary about combat in Afghanistan became a documentary about coming home from war, making the transition from photojournalist to filmmaker, and the impact of Tim Hetherington's death.
- What Critics Are Saying About 'Armadillo' – Watch It Tonight!
The critics are buzzing about Armadillo, the Danish war documentary that sparked controversy about the war in Afghanistan in its home country.
- Doc Soup: What 'Armadillo,' 'The Tillman Story' and 'Restrepo' Teach Us
POV's Doc Soup Man, Tom Roston, revisits three recent documentaries about war.
- Next on POV: 'Armadillo'
POV's 24th season on PBS continues Tuesday, August 30, 2011, with the U.S. broadcast premiere of the Cannes Critics' Week Grand Prix winner Armadillo, one of the most dramatic and candid accounts of combat to come out of Afghanistan.
- 'O' Say Can You See' Exhibit at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras‘ two most recent feature-length films, My Country, My Country and The Oath (both aired on POV), are part of a planned trilogy that explore the ambiguities, injustices and bureaucracy of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. While a third film has yet to […]
- Doc Soup: 'The Tillman Story'
I’m back! I’ve been out of commission the last few weeks, because there’s a new baby in the Soup Man’s kitchen, and, well, new babies can be very demanding. But I had to take off my baby-bottle goggles to tell you about a great documentary that’s coming out this Friday, August 20. Pat Tillman, left, […]
- Doc Soup: Restrepo
Should one buy popcorn before watching a documentary about the cruel (albeit, sometimes thrilling) realities of war? That’s one of the confounding contradictions posed by a theatrically-released war documentary such as Restrepo, the Sundance documentary that was directed by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. Are we supposed to enjoy watching documentaries, like any other good […]
- Woody Harrelson Discusses “The Most Dangerous Man in America”
The Most Dangerous Man in America, a film by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award last week. It will premiere on POV later in 2010. Earlier this year, Woody Harrelson and other fans attended a party celebrating the film in New York City. Harrelson considers Daniel Ellsberg […]
- Conversations About War
Veterans Day may only happen one day out of the year, but veterans — and their loved ones — live with the after effects of war everyday. They also deserve our thanks, attention and appreciation everyday. Last week, POV launched a new project: Regarding War. Conceived as a place for citizens and soldiers to share […]
- Looking Back on the Original Re:Vietnam Site
In 1996, POV launched Re: Vietnam | Stories Since the War. The site was an early test of the potential of the Internet as a vehicle for community building and open exchange. Today, as POV announces Regarding War, an update of the original site that provides a space for conversations about all wars — current and […]
- Doc Soup: Two More Films for Veteran's Day
Having given a good think to Veteran’s Day and the film Hearts and Minds, I came across two other veteran-related films, one old and one new, that I think are worth tracking down. First, the new: Dan Cogan, from Impact Partners, whom I interviewed several weeks ago, tells me that Impact’s How to Fold a […]