1995 POV Season
PBS Premiere: Oct. 6, 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.
PBS Premiere: July 25, 1995
Filmmaker Gaylen Ross takes us inside the virtually impenetrable world of diamond and precious stone trading.
PBS Premiere: 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.
PBS Premiere: July 11, 1995
An irreverent and humorous portrayal of people with the often misunderstood neurological disorder, Tourette Syndrome.
PBS Premiere: 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.
PBS Premiere: 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.
PBS Premiere: 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."
PBS Premiere: June 14, 1995
The personal testimonies of the courageous Buddhist nuns who have led the nonviolent resistance against the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
PBS Premiere: June 13, 1995
The story of 10-year-old Barbara Wilson's search, through cheap motels and homeless shelters, for permanence and security.
PBS Premiere: 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.