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Point and Shoot

by Marshall Curry

Premiere Date: August 24, 2015

In 2006, Matt VanDyke left his home in search of a "crash course in manhood" and ended up amidst a revolution in the Middle East. A co-production of Marshall Curry Productions, American Documentary | POV and ITVS. Winner, Best Documentary Feature Award, 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

Beats of the Antonov

by hajooj kuka and Steven Markovitz

Premiere Date: August 3, 2015

Sudanese civilians facing government bombing campaigns celebrate their heritage through music, finding hope and a common identity. Winner, Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award, 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Return to Homs

by Talal Derki

Premiere Date: July 20, 2015

A look behind the barricades of the besieged Syrian city of Homs, where, for 19-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them. Winner of the first George Polk Documentary Film Award.

The Last Viewing

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: June 29, 2015

Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son.

1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: November 11, 2014

In August 2005, Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Iraq.

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.

The Act of Killing

by Joshua Oppenheimer

Premiere Date: October 6, 2014

An Oscar® nominee and the most honored documentary of 2013, this dreamlike, terrifying film asks Indonesian death-squad leaders to dramatize their roles in genocide. In a mind-bending twist, they play both themselves and their victims. (120 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)

StoryCorps Shorts

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch and Gina Kamentsky and Julie Zammarchi

Premiere Date: Various dates

POV continues to share StoryCorps stories through the distinctive and delightful animations of The Rauch Brothers and Gina Kamentsky and Julie Zammarchi, bringing their recordings to a new audience. (various minutes)

Where Soldiers Come From

by Heather Courtney

Premiere Date: November 10, 2011

Encore Broadcast: September 6, 2012

From a snowy town in northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan, follow the four-year journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard. (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)

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)

The Most Dangerous Man in America

by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith

Premiere Date: October 5, 2010

Encore Broadcast: June 7, 2011

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. (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)

Germans in the Woods

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: August 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. (2 minutes)

The Way We Get By

by Aron Gaudet

Premiere Date: November 11, 2009

Encore Broadcast: August 3, 2010

Over the past five years, a group of senior citizens has made history by greeting over 900,000 American troops at a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine. (90 minutes)

This Way Up

by Georgi Lazarevski

Premiere Date: August 25, 2009

The security wall being built by Israel on the West Bank has isolated a nursing home, leaving its residents to face old age in the throes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (60 minutes)

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath

Premiere Date: 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. (90 minutes)


by James Moll

Premiere Date: December 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." (90 minutes)

Soldiers of Conscience

by Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan

Premiere Date: October 16, 2008

When is it right to kill? In the midst of war, is it right to refuse? Eight U.S. soldiers, some whom have killed and some who have said no, reveal their inner moral dilemmas. (90 minutes)

9 Star Hotel

by Ido Haar

Premiere Date: July 22, 2008

Young construction laborers in the Israeli city of Modi'in are caught between Israeli security laws and a Palestinian Authority they see as having failed them. (60 minutes)


by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt and Nelson Walker III and Co-directed by Louis Abelman and Lynn True

Premiere Date: September 18, 2007

Lumo Sinai was raped by marauding soldiers in the Congo, which resulted in a fistula, a medical condition that renders her incontinent and threatens her ability to bear children. (60 minutes)

The Camden 28

by Anthony Giacchino

Premiere Date: September 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.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

by Banker White and Zach Niles

Premiere Date: June 27, 2007

Traumatized by physical injuries and brutal losses in Sierra Leone's civil war, a group of refugees fight back with the only means they have — music.

Massacre at Murambi

by Sam Kauffman

Premiere Date: June 26, 2007

During the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, a newly built secondary school on a hill named Murambi was the site of one of the world’s most horrifying mass murders. (5 minutes)

Rain in a Dry Land

by Anne Makepeace

Premiere Date: June 19, 2007

Two Somali Bantu families are transported by relief agencies from years of civil war and refugee life to settle in Springfield, Massachusetts and Atlanta, Georgia.

My Country, My Country

by Laura Poitras

Premiere Date: October 25, 2006

Working alone in Iraq over eight months, filmmaker Laura Poitras takes an unforgettable journey into the heart of war-ravaged Iraq in the months leading up to the January 2005 elections.

No More Tears Sister

by Helene Klodawsky

Premiere Date: June 27, 2006

Set during the violent ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, No More Tears Sister explores the price of truth in times of war. The film recreates the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human rights activist Dr. Rajani Thiranagama.

A Thousand Words

by Melba Williams

Premiere Date: August 16, 2005

A Vietnam veteran who has suffered a stroke tries to recapture his war experience for his children through photography and moving images. (10 minutes)

The Brooklyn Connection

by Klaartje Quirijns

Premiere Date: July 19, 2005

The Brooklyn Connection shows the terrifying ease with which a charming Brooklyn businessman raised $30 million during the Kosovo War, purchased weapons across the USA, and shipped them legally to Albania to be smuggled into Kosovo. (60 minutes)

War Feels Like War

by Esteban Uyarra

Premiere Date: July 6, 2004

This film documents the lives of reporters and photographers who circumvent military media control to get access to the real Iraq War. As the invading armies sweep into the country, some of the journalists in Kuwait decide to travel in their wake, risking their lives to discover the true impact of war on civilians. (60 minutes)


by Charley Trujillo and Sonya Rhee

Premiere Date: September 2, 2003

Encore Broadcast: August 31, 2004

Author Charley Trujillo guides us through the war and post-war experiences of a group of Mexican-American soldiers who fought in Vietnam. The young soldiers could hardly guess just how profoundly the insulated life they knew in their hometown of Corcoran, California would be changed by their experiences in Southeast Asia. (26 minutes)

The Flute Player

by Jocelyn Glatzer

Premiere Date: July 22, 2003

When the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia in 1975, Arn Chorn-Pond was nine years old. He was separated from his family and thrust into the darkness of Cambodia's ghastly Killing Fields for four years. Now, after living in the U.S. for 20 years, Arn returns to Cambodia to save its once outlawed traditional music from extinction. (54 minutes)