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2000 POV Season

First Person Plural

by Deann Borshay Liem

Premiere Date: December 18, 2000

Encore Broadcast: August 10, 2010

A young Korean girl grows up with an American family: but years later, Deann Borshay Liem discovers that her Korean mother is still very much alive. (60 minutes)

Live Free or Die

by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt

Premiere Date: September 26, 2000

New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die” motto acquires tense contemporary meaning when abortion politics play out in a quiet New England town.

KPFA On the Air

by Veronica Selver and Sharon Wood

Premiere Date: September 19, 2000

This riveting film takes us through KPFA's passionate 50-year history, including its founding by pacifists and poets, through its defiance of Cold War conformity, to the present day challenges that confront this on-going experiment in democratic media.

American Gypsy

by Jasmine Dellal

Premiere Date: August 29, 2000

There are over one million Gypsies living in America today, and most people don’t know anything about them. It is one man’s obsessive pursuit of justice and dignity that led filmmaker Jasmine Dellal into their hidden thousand-year-old culture. (54 minutes)


by Lisanne Skyler

Premiere Date: August 22, 2000

With a roll of the dice, 75 year-old Lou stakes everything to retire and start a new life in Las Vegas. But beneath the glittering surface of the city, Lou discovers a world quite different from his dreams.

Our House in Havana

by Stephen Olsson

Premiere Date: July 25, 2000

After 40 years, Silvia Morini returns to the palatial house of her youth in Cuba, where her nostalgia for a pre-Castro world confronts modern Cuban reality. Yet as Silvia discovers an evolving Cuba, she herself undergoes a surprising change-not entirely altering her political outlook but becoming, as she puts it, "more human."


by Elizabeth Thompson

Premiere Date: July 18, 2000

Witness the testimony of Greg Withrow, once a fanatical rising star in the white supremacist movement, as he struggles with the legacy of hatred handed down across generations. (54 minutes)

Stranger with a Camera

by Elizabeth Barret

Premiere Date: July 11, 2000

In the coal-mining heart of Appalachia's "poverty belt," where residents have felt alternately aided and assaulted by media exposure, the 1967 murder of filmmaker Hugh O'Connor still stirs strong community feelings.


by Doug Wolens

Premiere Date: June 30, 2000

In December 1997, Julia Hill climbed a 1000-year-old redwood tree vowing to not come down until it was saved from being clear-cut. (53 minutes)

La Boda

by Hannah Weyer

Premiere Date: June 27, 2000

Elizabeth is marrying Artemio in Nuevo Leon, Mexico and you are cordially invited to the wedding. Meet these two young people from the U.S.-Mexican border region whose lives are framed by the challenges of migrant life.