2001 POV Season
PBS Premiere: Dec. 13, 2001
What is it really like to live in Jerusalem? Promises offers touching and fresh insight into the Middle East conflict through the eyes of seven Palestinian and Israeli children.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 2, 2001
5 Girls presents a real-life portrait of growing up female today through the eyes of five thoughtful and articulate young women. Join Corrie, Toby, Amber, Aisha and Haibinh as they take us on a journey through their teenage years.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 28, 2001
Remember high school? Renowned filmmaker Frederick Wiseman's classic documentary High School renders this nearly universal American experience in unforgettable terms.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 21, 2001
Life and Debt is an unapologetic look at the "new world order," from the point of view of Jamaican workers, farmers, government and policy officials who see the reality of globalization from the ground up.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 14, 2001
In the Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites.
PBS Premiere: July 24, 2001
As shown in the experiences of several women and their families, the new welfare system, with its recent controversial reforms, may make it easier to ignore rather than confront the complexities of poverty amidst plentitude.
PBS Premiere: July 17, 2001
These women want to play professional football. Make that full contact, NFL-style, smash-mouth football.
PBS Premiere: July 10, 2001
Of Civil Wrongs and Rights is the untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Fred Korematsu — who resisted the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II — one that finally turned a civil injustice into a civil rights victory.
PBS Premiere: July 3, 2001
In vivid vérité detail, My American Girls: A Dominican Story captures the joys and struggles over a year in the lives of the Ortiz family, first generation immigrants from the Dominican Republic. Matthews' film captures the rewards — and costs — of pursuing the American dream.
PBS Premiere: June 26, 2001
What's in a name? Berliner dives headfirst into the American name pool and discovers the power and mystery embedded in every name.
PBS Premiere: June 19, 2001
"To be physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight" - this is the Boy Scout pledge. Since 1910, millions of boys have joined. But today, if you are openly gay, you can't. A 12-year-old Boy Scout named Steven Cozza launches a campaign to overturn the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy.