Documentaries with a point of view

2000 POV Season

Regret to Inform
by Barbara Sonneborn and Janet Cole
PBS Premiere Date: Jan. 4, 2000
Exploring the meaning of war and loss with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the chilling legacy of war.
Well-Founded Fear
by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini
PBS Premiere Date: Jun. 5, 2000
Political asylum — who deserves it? Who gets it? With unprecedented access, filmmakers Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson enter the closed corridors of the INS to reveal the dramatic real-life stage where human rights and American ideals collide with the nearly impossible task of trying to know the truth.
by Doug Wolens
PBS Premiere Date: Jun. 20, 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.
La Boda
by Hannah Weyer
PBS Premiere Date: Jun. 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.
Stranger with a Camera
by Elizabeth Barret
PBS Premiere Date: Jul. 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 Elizabeth Thompson
PBS Premiere Date: Jul. 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.
Our House in Havana
by Stephen Olsson
PBS Premiere Date: Jul. 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 Lisanne Skyler
PBS Premiere Date: Aug. 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.
American Gypsy
by Jasmine Dellal
PBS Premiere Date: Aug. 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.
KPFA On the Air
by Veronica Selver and Sharon Wood
PBS Premiere Date: Sep. 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.
Live Free or Die
by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt
PBS Premiere Date: Sep. 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.
First Person Plural
by Deann Borshay Liem
PBS Premiere Date: Dec. 18, 2000
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.