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2015 POV Season

The Saint of Dry Creek

by Gina Kamentsky and Julie Zammarchi

Premiere Date: October 11, 2015 (Online Only)

Patrick Haggerty remembers his father's unexpected advice to his gay son in rural Washington during the 1950s.

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

by Andreas Johnsen

Premiere Date: October 2, 2015

How the government's attempts to silence Ai Weiwei have turned him into China's most powerful artist and an irrepressible voice for free speech and human rights around the globe. Official Selection of the 2013 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Art and Craft

by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker

Premiere Date: September 25, 2015

A cat-and-mouse caper told with humor and compassion, Art and Craft uncovers the universal in one man's search for connection and respect. Official Selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Named a Top 5 Documentary by the National Board of Review. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.

Hotel 22

by Elizabeth Lo

Premiere Date: September 21, 2015

Each night in Silicon Valley, the Line 22 transforms from a public bus into an unofficial shelter for the homeless in one of the richest parts of the world. Hotel 22 captures a single, dramatic night on the Line 22 route.

Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)

by Mikaela Shwer

Premiere Date: September 21, 2015

In a community where silence is seen as necessary for survival, immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of Dreamers ready to push for change in the only home she’s ever known — the United States. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.

Traffic Stop

by Gina Kamentsky and Julie Zammarchi

Premiere Date: July 24, 2015 (Online Only)

Alex Landau, who is African American, recalls how he nearly lost his life following a traffic stop with the Denver police. He and his mother, Patsy, who is white, remember that night and how it changed them both forever.

Cutie and the Boxer

by Zachary Heinzerling

Premiere Date: September 18, 2015

An Oscar®-nominated reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit, this candid New York tale explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and artist Noriko Shinohara.

The Storm Makers

by Guillaume Suon

Premiere Date: August 31, 2015

An eye-opening look at the cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels human trafficking in Cambodia.

Point and Shoot

by Marshall Curry

Premiere Date: August 24, 2015

In 2006, Matt VanDyke left his home in search of a "crash course in manhood" and ended up amidst a revolution in the Middle East. A co-production of Marshall Curry Productions, American Documentary | POV and ITVS. Winner, Best Documentary Feature Award, 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.


by Anna Thommen

Premiere Date: August 17, 2015

One teacher prepares his students for their new life in Switzerland as they struggle to learn a new language, prepare themselves for employment and reveal their innermost hopes and dreams.

Beats of the Antonov

by hajooj kuka and Steven Markovitz

Premiere Date: August 3, 2015

Sudanese civilians facing government bombing campaigns celebrate their heritage through music, finding hope and a common identity. Winner, Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award, 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Tea Time

by Maite Alberdi

Premiere Date: July 27, 2015

A charming and poignant look at how a seemingly mundane routine of tea and pastries has helped five Chilean women commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death. A co-production of ITVS International. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.Official Selection of the 2014 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Return to Homs

by Talal Derki

Premiere Date: July 20, 2015

A look behind the barricades of the besieged Syrian city of Homs, where, for 19-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them. Winner of the first George Polk Documentary Film Award.

Web Junkie

by Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia

Premiere Date: July 13, 2015

An extraordinary look into a internet addiction rehab in Beijing, China, the first country in the world to classify this evolving diagnosis. Official Selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Tough Love

by Stephanie Wang-Breal

Premiere Date: July 6, 2015

Having lost custody of their children to Child Protective Services, two parents fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

The Overnighters

by Jesse Moss

Premiere Date: June 29, 2015

Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local pastor risks everything to help them. Winner, Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking: Documentary, 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

A More Perfect Union

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: June 29, 2015

Theresa Burroughs recalls her persistence to claim her right to vote during the Jim Crow era in the rural South. (2:48 minutes)

The Last Viewing

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: June 29, 2015

Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son.

The Caretaker

by Theo Rigby and Kate McLean

Premiere Date: June 29, 2015

The Caretaker is a portrait of two women who are outsiders in the place they call home. Haru is a 95-year-old Japanese-American migrant who was interned during World War II. Joesy is an undocumented worker from Fiji who cares for her.

Out in the Night

by blair dorosh-walther

Premiere Date: June 22, 2015

A moving account of four women sensationalized by the media as a "Gang of Killer Lesbians" reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).

When I Walk

by Jason DaSilva

Premiere Date: June 23, 2014

Encore Broadcast: August 10, 2015

Jason DaSilva was 25 and a rising filmmaker when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and inspired to film this forthright — and surprisingly uplifting — look at his new life. He searches for a cure, yet a different miracle comes his way.Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with CAAM. (90 minutes)

Clean Streets

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: April 30, 2015 (Online Only)

New York City sanitation worker Angelo Bruno and his long-time partner, Eddie Nieves, talk about becoming a part of the community they served on their route.