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1995 POV Season

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Carmen Miranda

by Helena Solberg

Premiere Date: October 5, 1995


A bowl of soup and the freedom to sing is all Carmen Miranda wanted in life. Helena Solberg's song-filled movie reveals how Hollywood transformed a talented entertainer into a Latin Lollapalooza.

Dealers Among Dealers

by Gaylen Ross

Premiere Date: July 25, 1995


Filmmaker Gaylen Ross takes us inside the virtually impenetrable world of diamond and precious stone trading.

Home Economics

by Jenny Cool

Premiere Date: July 18, 1995


Jenny Cool interviewed women in a suburban housing development outside Los Angeles, discovering a fragile lifestyle dominated by social pressures and the daily commuter grind.

Twitch and Shout

by Laurel Chiten

Premiere Date: July 11, 1995


An irreverent and humorous portrayal of people with the often misunderstood neurological disorder, Tourette Syndrome.

Lighting the 7th Fire

by Sandra Sunrising Osawa

Premiere Date: July 4, 1995


The story of how the Chippewa Indians of Northern Wisconsin have struggled to restore the centuries- old tradition of spearfishing, and the heated opposition they have encountered.

The Uprising of '34

by George Stoney and Judith Helfand and Susanne Rostock

Premiere Date: June 25, 1995


Textile workers recall with pride the long- suppressed story of the General Textile Strike of 1934 when 500,000 Southern mill laborers walked off their jobs.

Out of Sight

by David Sutherland

Premiere Date: June 20, 1995


The unpredictable trials of blind horse-woman Diane Starin who wonders "if America is ready for a blind girl who isn't a goody two-shoes."

Satya

by Ellen Bruno

Premiere Date: June 14, 1995


The personal testimonies of the courageous Buddhist nuns who have led the nonviolent resistance against the Chinese occupation of Tibet.

No Place Like Home

by Kathryn Hunt

Premiere Date: June 13, 1995


The story of 10-year-old Barbara Wilson's search, through cheap motels and homeless shelters, for permanence and security.

Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter

by Deborah Hoffmann

Premiere Date: June 6, 1995


Deborah Hoffmann's poignant, sometimes funny account of coping with her mother's Alzheimer's disease. Nominated for a 1994 Academy Award.

Leona's Sister Gerri

by Jane Gillooly

Premiere Date: June 1, 1995


A provocative film about abortion.