PBS Premiere: Oct. 31, 2016
Inside the very first girls' school in a small Afghan village, education goes far beyond the classroom as the students discover the differences between the lives they were born into and the lives they dream of leading. A co-production of ITVS.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 12, 2016
Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college. A co-production of American Documentary | POV; Part of American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 21, 2015
In a community where silence is seen as necessary for survival, immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of Dreamers ready to push for change in the only home she's ever known — the United States. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 17, 2015
One teacher prepares his students for their new life in Switzerland as they struggle to learn a new language, prepare themselves for employment and reveal their innermost hopes and dreams.
PBS Premiere: 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.
PBS Premiere: July 13, 2015
An extraordinary look into a internet addiction rehab in Beijing, China, the first country in the world to classify this evolving diagnosis. Official Selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Digital Premiere: Nov. 10, 2014
In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard. While serving in Baghdad, Justin formed an unlikely friendship with two Iraqi boys who lived nearby. At StoryCorps, Justin speaks with his wife, Deanne, about the lasting impression the boys left on his life.
Digital Premiere: Oct. 13, 2014
20/Nothing follows Evan Smith, a man who lost his left eye many years ago. This experimental film takes a look at life from a different view.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 4, 2014
Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve society? Following a Florida man who received four life sentences at age 15, this eye-opening film reveals a justice system that routinely condemns young Americans to die in prison.
PBS Premiere: 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?
Digital Premiere: Feb. 11, 2014
Noe Rueda grew up on Chicago's West Side, raised by a single mom. Noe watched his family struggle and decided to help. Noe told Alex Fernandez, his high school economics teacher, about launching his first business venture.
PBS Premiere: Feb. 3, 2014
In American Promise, African-American parents Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson film their son and his friend, who attend one of the country’s most prestigious private schools.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 7, 2013
Brooklyn public school I.S. 318, serving mostly minority students from working-class families, has won more than 30 national chess championships, the country’s best record.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 23, 2013
A Newark, N.J. public high school teacher races against the clock to find a place in the world for her students with autism before they graduate and "age out" of a unique and caring support system.
PBS Premiere: July 15, 2013
Three teens in a Southern California town wrestle with questions of love and friendship along with adult realities of financial uncertainty.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 9, 2012
Carl McNair tells the story of his brother Ronald, an African-American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 9, 2012
The new kid at school becomes a hero when his teachers cannot find a way to anglicize his name.
PBS Premiere: July 26, 2012
Up Heartbreak Hill follows two Native teens torn between the lure of opportunities outside their remote reservation community and the cultural ties that bind them to home.
PBS Premiere: Feb. 23, 2012
In Racing Dreams, three "tweens" dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. A humorous and heartbreaking portrait of racing, young love and family struggle.
PBS Premiere: Nov. 10, 2011
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.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 7, 2010
Avery is one of three children adopted by a Jewish lesbian couple in Brooklyn. Though it may not look typical, Avery’s is like most families — until she writes to her birth mother.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 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.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 31, 2010
What is it like to be torn from your Chinese foster family, put on a plane with strangers and wake up in a new country, family and culture?
PBS Premiere: Aug. 24, 2010
This four-minute animated short from the producers of StoryCorps features Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, interviewing his mother, Sarah.