- Featured Event: Bowdoin College Presents 'The Storm Makers'
Join Bowdoin College for a free screening of 'The Storm Makers,' followed by a panel and facilitated discussion with Cambodian exchange students.
- Featured Event: DeKalb Library Presents 'Ella Es el Matador'
Join DeKalb Library for a free screening of 'Ella Es el Matador,' in celebration of Women's History Month.
- Featured Event: The Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers University Presents 'Don't Tell Anyone'
Join the Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers University for a free screening and discussion of 'Don't Tell Anyone.'
- Featured Event: Astoria Public Library Presents 'Girl Model'
Join the Astoria Public Library for a free screening of 'Girl Model,' followed by a discussion.
- 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.
- Teaching Op-Docs: Women's Stories and Issues
A handful of the shorts appearing in the Op-Docs series focuses specifically on women and their stories, and this post offers a round-up of some of those stories.
- When Will the Women of the Documentary World Get Their Due?
Of the Oscar-nominated documentaries this year, only one is directed by a woman (Jehane Noujaim, of The Square).
- Watch Now: 'The Light in Her Eyes' Streaming for Free at POV
Looking for a great documentary to watch? Check out 'The Light in Her Eyes,' which is now streaming on POV!
- Women's Voices: The Gender Gap Movie
Blogger Heather McIntosh revisits a 16-minute documentary short that first appeared in 1984 but remains timely.
- 'The Light in Her Eyes' and the Way Americans View Muslim Women
Doc Soup Man talks to a Muslim woman about the way Americans typically view Muslim women, oppression, and the hijab (headscarf).
- The Evolution of the Romance Novel (Infographic)
The rapid rise of romance e-books has allowed the racy Fifty Shades trilogy to become a viral bestseller.
- Vote for Women, War and Peace Doc Shorts and Other PBS Webby Award Nominees
Voting for the People's Voice Award for the 16th Annual Webby Awards will close tomorrow, April 26, 2012, so register and get to voting for your favorite PBS websites!
- Watch 'The Fifth Star' in Honor of Women's History Month
A young filmmaker tells the story of the fight for women's suffrage in Washington State, framed by the stories of women in politics today.
- 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.
- ITVS Announces 50-Film Documentary Campaign About Women and Leadership
Our friends at ITVS have announced “Women and Girls Lead,” a major public media initiative that’s set to showcase more than 50 documentaries about women, girls and leadership over the next three years and bring conversation around the issues of equal access, freedom, and opportunity into communities in the United States and around the world. […]
- Live Chat with Shelby Knox and Filmmakers Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt
- POV Viewers' Favorite Documentaries About Women
In response to Tom Roston’s Doc Soup column on the ten best documentaries about women, we’ve been collecting your recommendations on Facebook, Twitter and the blog. Your suggestions confirm that, yes, there is a wealth of documentaries about women today and going back many years. We’ve compiled your list and categorized it to make it […]
- Doc Soup: What do You Think are the Ten Best Documentaries About Women?
March is Women’s History Month so it makes sense to recognize the fact that the documentary industry is largely run by women. As I’ve discussed before, some of the most powerful people in docs are women (Cara Mertes, Sheila Nevins, Diane Weyermann, Ally Derks, Molly Thompson, etc.) and some of the most prominent doc directors […]