War & Peace
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Premiere Date: Various dates
In 2012, StoryCorps returns to POV for a third season of its Peabody Award-winning storytelling. Watch animated shorts from past seasons. (various minutes)
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)
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)
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. Watch now » (90 minutes)
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)
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)
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)
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 Paco de Onís and Peter Kinoy and Pamela Yates
Premiere Date: July 14, 2009
Over 120 countries have united to form the International Criminal Court to prosecute perpetrators of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. (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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
by Fabrizio Lazzaretti and Alberto Vendemmiati and Giuseppe Petitto
Premiere Date: September 9, 2002
In the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the plight of ordinary Afghans is seen through the prism of the independent medical relief group, Emergency.
by Barbara Sonneborn and Janet Cole
Premiere Date: January 4, 2000
Exploring the meaning of war and loss with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the chilling legacy of war.
by Emiko Omori
Premiere Date: July 6, 1999
Fifty years after World War II, Japanese Americans recall their years in the internment camps of WWII. From the exuberant recollections of a typical teenager, to the simmering rage of citizens forced to sign loyalty oaths, filmmaker Emiko Omori renders a poetic and illuminating picture of a deeply troubling chapter in American history.
by R.J. Cutler and David Van Taylor
Premiere Date: August 5, 1997
What does it take to be a perfect candidate in a cynical age? A Perfect Candidate Is an up-to-the-minute critique of our campaign process — and a twisted journey into the underbelly of american politics.
by M. Trinh Nguyen
Premiere Date: July 30, 1996
A meditative journey of a Vietnamese woman, now a U.S. citizen, who returns to her homeland and wonders where she really belongs.
by J.T.Orinne Takagi and Hye Jung Park
Premiere Date: July 16, 1996
A provocative, emotional journey into the lives of women who work in the brothels, bars and nightclubs around U.S. military bases in South Korea.
by Mark Mori and Susan Robinson
Premiere Date: August 10, 1993
An updated, point-of-view investigation by Mark Mori and Susan Robinson of the environmental legacy and social impact of South Carolina's Savannah River Plant, the nation's largest manufacturer of hydrogen bomb materials during the Cold War.
by Kalina Ivanov
Premiere Date: July 6, 1992
A Bulgarian refugee chronicles her family's struggle against Communist rule and tries to uncover the long-suppressed facts behind the arrests of both of her grandfathers.