PBS Premiere: Aug. 1, 2016
Iris pairs the late documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter), then 87, with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.
PBS Premiere: June 27, 2016
In this Oscar®-nominated film, winner of more than 50 awards, an optometrist identifies the men who killed his brother in the horrific 1965 Indonesian genocide. He confronts them while testing their eyesight and demands they accept responsibility. Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Critics Prize and Human Rights Award, 2014 Venice Film Festival.
PBS Premiere: June 29, 2015
Theresa Burroughs recalls her persistence to claim her right to vote during the Jim Crow era in the rural South.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 22, 2014
Meet Ed Koch, the quintessential New Yorker. Combative, funny and blunt, he was mayor from 1978 to 1989, an era of graffiti, near-bankruptcy and crime. Before his death in 2013, the intensely private man recalled his life and legacy.
PBS Premiere: July 14, 2014
Election time in New Orleans: Corruption. Racism. Dancing in the streets. And one in-your-face politician trying to get re-elected. Let the good times roll.
PBS Premiere: June 30, 2014
Meet Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese American philosopher in Detroit who has been waging a revolution for 75 years. Her story unfurls to portray an evolving city and to examine the power of ideas and imagination to propel change.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 19, 2013
For the first time, Israeli military and legal professionals who devised the legal framework behind the occupation are interviewed about this system, which mirrors the country's toughest moral quandaries.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 25, 2012
In the Atacama Desert, earthly and celestial quests meld. Archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for their loved ones and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 18, 2012
When a Navajo couple uncovers a hidden link between their children's rare genetic disorder and the American government's conquest of their tribe, their lives are changed forever.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 9, 2012
James Armstrong, whose Alabama barbershop has been a hub for haircuts and civil rights for 50 years, celebrates the election of the first black president.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 9, 2012
Short is sweet as POV presents brief documentary encounters — the Academy Award-nominated The Barber of Birmingham, the Student Academy Award winner Sin País, and the return of StoryCorps.
PBS Premiere: July 12, 2011
The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s, yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain largely unexplained. Until now.
PBS Premiere: July 5, 2011
Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into the breathtaking and often dangerous mountains for summer pasture.
PBS Premiere: June 28, 2011
My Perestroika is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children searching for their places in today’s Moscow.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 5, 2010
Forty years ago, a whistleblower's daring act of conscience led directly to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 31, 2010
Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, and he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 17, 2010
Since 2010, POV and StoryCorps have brought over 30 animated shorts to PBS and online audiences. Founded by Dave Isay, StoryCorps records and preserves the voices of everyday people, one conversation at a time.
PBS Premiere: July 20, 2010
Past and present collide as the daughter of Plutarco Elías Calles, a revolutionary general who became Mexico's president in 1924, reflects on his legacy.
PBS Premiere: July 21, 2009
This Academy Award-nominated film chronicles Thavisouk Phrasavath and his family's escape from Laos after the Vietnam War. In America, they find a different kind of war.
PBS Premiere: Dec. 10, 2008
Inheritance is the story of Monika Hertwig, the daughter of mass murderer Amon Goeth, and her efforts to come to terms with her "inheritance."
PBS Premiere: July 15, 2008
Renowned sculptor John Houser has a dream: to build the world's tallest bronze equestrian statue for the city of El Paso, Texas.
PBS Premiere: July 8, 2008
In 1997, U.S. Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexico border as part of the War on Drugs shot and killed Esequiel Hernández Jr.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 11, 2007
How far would you go to stop a war? The Camden 28 recalls a 1971 raid on a draft board office by activists protesting the Vietnam War and its effects on urban America.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 28, 2007
In the small town of Libby, many hundreds are sick or have already died from exposure to asbestos, a notorious industrial toxin that many Americans consider long banned or under control.