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2001 POV Season


by B. Z. Goldberg and Justine Shapiro and Carlos Bolado

Premiere Date: December 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. (106 minutes)

5 Girls

by Maria Finitzo

Premiere Date: October 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. (84 minutes)

High School

by Frederick Wiseman

Premiere Date: August 28, 2001

Remember high school? Renowned filmmaker Frederick Wiseman's classic documentary High School renders this nearly universal American experience in unforgettable terms. (84 minutes)

Life and Debt

by Stephanie Black

Premiere Date: August 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. (54 minutes)

In the Light of Reverence

by Christopher McLeod and Malinda Maynor

Premiere Date: August 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. (75 minutes)

Take It From Me

by Emily Abt

Premiere Date: 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. (54 minutes)

True-Hearted Vixens

by Mylène Moreno

Premiere Date: July 17, 2001

These women want to play professional football. Make that full contact, NFL-style, smash-mouth football. (54 minutes)

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights

by Eric Paul Fournier

Premiere Date: July 10, 2001

Encore Broadcast: July 15, 2003

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. (54 minutes)

My American Girls

by Aaron Matthews

Premiere Date: July 3, 2001

Encore Broadcast: August 13, 2002

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. (54 minutes)

The Sweetest Sound

by Alan Berliner

Premiere Date: 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. (60 minutes)

Scout's Honor

by Tom Shepard

Premiere Date: 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. (54 minutes)