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The Nature of War

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: November 10, 2014

In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Big Men

by Rachel Boynton

Premiere Date: August 25, 2014

Big Men, executive produced by Brad Pitt, goes to Ghana to provide an unprecedented look at the global deal making and dark underside of oil development — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world. (90 minutes)

A World Not Ours

by Mahdi Fleifel

Premiere Date: August 18, 2014

A passionate, bittersweet account of one family’s multi-generational experience living as permanent refugees at Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon. (90 minutes)

Fallen City

by Qi Zhao

Premiere Date: July 28, 2014

After an earthquake levels Beichuan, China, a modern replica rises with astounding speed, but while a city can be rebuilt quickly, reconstructing a community’s heart and soul is a long, emotional journey for the survivors. (60 minutes)

Dance for Me

by Katrine Philp

Premiere Date: July 21, 2014

At 15, Russian ballroom dancer Egor leaves everyone and everything he knows for a chance to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark's most promising young performers. Will his choice be worth the sacrifices he must make? (90 minutes)

The World Before Her

by Nisha Pahuja

Premiere Date: September 16, 2013

The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias: In one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls. (60 minutes)

5 Broken Cameras

by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

Premiere Date: August 26, 2013

Oscar®nominee 5 Broken Cameras depicts life in a West Bank village where a security fence is being built. The film was shot by a Palestinian and co-directed by an Israeli. (90 minutes)

The Law in These Parts

by Ra'anan Alexandrowicz and Liran Atzmor

Premiere Date: August 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. (90 minutes)

High Tech, Low Life

by Stephen Maing

Premiere Date: July 22, 2013

High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters, bloggers who are fighting censorship to document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. (90 minutes)

Special Flight

by Fernand Melgar

Premiere Date: July 1, 2013

The plight of undocumented immigrants at a detention center in Geneva, Switzerland, points up contradictions between compassionate social policies and intractable immigration laws. (60 minutes)

Girl Model

by A. Sabin and David Redmon

Premiere Date: March 24, 2013

The provocative film is a lyrical exploration of youth, beauty and ambition, seen through the eyes of a conflicted American modeling scout and the 13-year-old girl she discovers. (90 minutes)


by Bernardo Ruiz

Premiere Date: January 7, 2013

A veteran reporter and his colleagues at an independent newsweekly defy powerful drug cartels and corrupt officials to continue publishing the news. (60 minutes)

Nostalgia for the Light

by Patricio Guzmán

Premiere Date: October 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. (90 minutes)

Give Up Tomorrow

by Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco

Premiere Date: October 4, 2012

A riveting exposé of corruption and injustice in the Philippines, chronicling a sensational murder case that ends a nation’s use of capital punishment — but fails to free an innocent man. (90 minutes)

El Velador (The Night Watchman)

by Natalia Almada

Premiere Date: September 27, 2012

From dusk to dawn, a guard watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords. (60 minutes)

The Light in Her Eyes

by Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix

Premiere Date: July 19, 2012

Houda al-Habash, a conservative woman preacher in Damascus, Syria, calls girls to the practice of Islam, teaching them that pursuing their ambitions is a way of worshipping God. (60 minutes)

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

by Pamela Yates and Paco de Onís and Peter Kinoy

Premiere Date: June 28, 2012

The extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice. (90 minutes)

My Reincarnation

by Jennifer Fox

Premiere Date: June 21, 2012

As Chögyal Namkhai Norbu rises as a Buddhist teacher in the West, his son Yeshi, recognized as the reincarnation of a Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. (90 minutes)

Last Train Home

by Lixin Fan

Premiere Date: September 27, 2011

Encore Broadcast: August 5, 2013

Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year in the world’s largest human migration. (90 minutes)

The Learning

by Ramona Diaz

Premiere Date: September 20, 2011

Four Filipino women leave their families and schools to teach in the U.S. The women bring idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of American life. (90 minutes)


by Janus Metz

Premiere Date: August 30, 2011

A platoon of Danish soldiers fight the Taliban at Armadillo, a combat operations base in southern Afghanistan. (90 minutes)

Six Weeks

by Marcin Janos Krawczyk

Premiere Date: August 23, 2011

Six weeks is the period in which parents of newborn babies in Poland may decide to give up a child for adoption. (18 minutes)

Steam of Life

by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen

Premiere Date: August 2, 2011

Encore Broadcast: August 16, 2012

In Finland, the sauna is a national obsession - a place to come together and sweat out not only the grime of contemporary life, but also grief, hopes, joys and memories. (60 minutes)

Mugabe and the White African

by Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson

Premiere Date: July 26, 2011

In Zimbabwe, de facto dictator Robert Mugabe has unleashed a "land reform" program aimed at driving whites from the country through violence and intimidation. (90 minutes)

Biblioburro: The Donkey Library

by Carlos Rendón Zipagauta

Premiere Date: July 19, 2011

Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano brings books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violence-ridden interior. (60 minutes)

Enemies of the People

by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath

Premiere Date: 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. (90 minutes)

My Perestroika

by Robin Hessman

Premiere Date: June 28, 2011

My Perestroika is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children searching for their places in today’s Moscow. (90 minutes)

Kings of Pastry

by Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker

Premiere Date: June 21, 2011

Encore Broadcast: September 13, 2012

Pastry chefs whip up the most gravity-defying concoctions and edge-of-your-seat drama as they deliver their desserts for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition. (90 minutes)

The Oath

by Laura Poitras

Premiere Date: September 21, 2010

Encore Broadcast: August 16, 2011

Filmed in Yemen and Guantánamo, The Oath interweaves the stories of Abu Jandal, Bin Laden's former bodyguard and Salim Hamdan, a man facing war crimes charges. (90 minutes)

In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

by Deann Borshay Liem

Premiere Date: September 14, 2010

Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the United States in 1966. (60 minutes)

Adoption Stories

by Deann Borshay Liem and Nicole Opper and Stephanie Wang-Breal

Premiere Date: August 31, 2010

POV features three films about adoption — Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy by Stephanie Wang-Breal; Off and Running by Nicole Opper; and In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee by Deann Borshay Liem — and has launched a national public awareness campaign to examine issues facing adoptees and families who choose to adopt. (various minutes)

The Edge of Dreaming

by Amy Hardie

Premiere Date: August 24, 2010

Can dreams predict the future? A filmmaker explores dreams, neuroscience and the realm of spirituality in this fascinating investigation of the human subconscious. (75 minutes)

Presumed Guilty

by Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete and Geoffrey Smith

Premiere Date: July 27, 2010

Encore Broadcast: August 23, 2012

Imagine being picked up off the street, told you have committed a murder you know nothing about and then finding yourself sentenced to 20 years in jail. (60 minutes)