Beats of the Antonov

Beats of the Antonov

Monday, August 3 at 10 PM on POV

An exploration of how music binds a community together, offering hope and a common identity for refugees engaged in a fierce battle to protect cultural traditions and heritage.

Tea Time

Tea Time

Meet five dear friends for Tea Time, now streaming on POV

Ritual is often associated with powerful and impersonal institutions, but for five Chilean women, ritual centers on a monthly gathering that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change.

Tough Love

Tough Love

What makes a good parent?

Having lost custody of their children to Child Protective Services, two parents fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families in Stephanie Wang-Breal's moving film.

Watch POV 2015 Films

Watch POV 2015 Films

...and beyond! See which documentaries are now streaming on POV

POV is streaming every film from Season 28 for free after broadcast, plus new animated shorts from StoryCorps, short documentaries and films from POV's archive.

Now Streaming
StoryCorps Shorts: Traffic Stop

Traffic Stop

Alex Landau, who is African American, recalls how he nearly lost his life following a traffic stop with the Denver police. He and his mother, Patsy, who is white, remember that night and how it changed them both forever.
Tea Time: Full Film

Tea Time

Ritual is often associated with powerful and impersonal institutions, but for five Chilean women, ritual centers on a monthly gathering that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change.
Return to Homs: Full Film

Return to Homs

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.
Web Junkie: Full Film

Web Junkie

Web Junkie follows the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers whose preference for the virtual world over the real one is summed up in one jarring statement: "Reality is too fake."
Tough Love: Full Film

Tough Love

Two parents fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families.
StoryCorps Shorts: A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union

Theresa Burroughs remembers her pursuit of the right to vote in Alabama during Jim Crow.
Out in the Night: Full Film

Out in the Night

A moving account of four women sensationalized by the media as a "Gang of Killer Lesbians" reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system.
In the Light of Reverence: Full Film

In the Light of Reverence

In the Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of Native Americans to protect their sacred sites.
StoryCorps Shorts: Clean Streets

Clean Streets

New York City sanitation worker Angelo Bruno and his long-time partner, Eddie Nieves, talk about becoming a part of the community they served on their route.
StoryCorps Shorts: 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

In August 2005, Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Iraq.
StoryCorps Shorts: The Nature of War

The Nature of War

In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
StoryCorps Shorts: The Last Viewing

The Last Viewing

Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son.
StoryCorps Shorts: The Road Home

The Road Home

Eddie Lanier struggled with alcoholism for over 40 years, until his 28th stint in rehab finally led to sobriety.
20/Nothing: Full Film

20/Nothing

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.
StoryCorps Shorts: A Good Man

A Good Man

Bryan Wilmoth and his seven younger siblings were raised in a strict, religious home. In this StoryCorps Animated Short, he talks to his brother Mike about reconnecting years after their dad kicked Bryan out for being gay.
The Words in the Margins: Full Film

The Words in the Margins

An intimate portrait of two men born worlds apart but connected by their dreams of a better life.
The Caretaker: Full Film

The Caretaker

The Caretaker follows Joesy Gerrish, an undocumented worker from Fiji who tenderly cares for Haru Tsurumoto, a 95-year-old Japanese American woman, during the last months of her life.
Irma: Full Film

Irma

An intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women's professional wrestling.
The Whistle: Full Film

The Whistle

The Whistle follows Marcin, a soccer referee in small-town Poland who faces angry players, managers and fans as he yearns for a better job and a better life.
Good Soil: Full Film

Good Soil

The Meier brothers' nursery faces the edge of the Garzweiler II coal pit. Every day the digger comes closer. A grey and lonesome world—except for one hidden place.
Paraíso: Full Film

Paraíso

Three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives every day rappelling down some of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers. Paraíso reveals the danger of their job and what they see on the way down.
Wood: Full Film

Wood

Wood follows the journey of timber from the forest to the sawmill.
Mr. Smith's Peach Seeds: Full Film

Mr. Smith's Peach Seeds

In 1968 Roger Smith ate a peach during a break from work and carved the pit into a pig.
StoryCorps Shorts: Me & You

Me & You

In New York, 73-year-old Jackie Miller talks to her adopted son, Scott, about her early life, shedding new light on his adoption.
StoryCorps Shorts: Making It

Making It

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.
The Jazz Ticket

The Jazz Ticket

Vince Womack has built a high school jazz powerhouse that's helping kids from some of the toughest Los Angeles neighborhoods go to college.
The Jazz Ticket

American Promise

Vince Womack has built a high school jazz powerhouse that's helping kids from some of the toughest Los Angeles neighborhoods go to college.
A High School Behind Bars

American Promise

In San Francisco, Captain Kevin Paulson hopes to break the cycle of recidivism by overseeing the nation's first high school inside a jail.
Teaching Fatherhood

American Promise

In Milwaukee, Delvyn Crawford teaches men how to be responsible fathers in a community where two out of three children are raised by single parents.
Listening Is an Act of Love: Full Film

Listening Is an Act of Love

Six stories from 10 years of StoryCorps.
StoryCorps Shorts: Marking the Distance

Marking the Distance

When Gweneviere Mann, a San Francisco native living in New York, lost her short-term memory following surgery to remove a brain tumor, she was forced to navigate life in a new way.
Brother Outsider: Full Film

Brother Outsider

During his 60-year career as an activist, Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the movement. But his open sexuality forced him to remain in the background.
xoxosms: Full Film

xoxosms

The modern-day love story of a guy from small-town Illinois who reaches out to a beautiful New York City art student from Korea. They meet in the only place that such different people might ever find each other: online.
Grounded by Reality: Full Film

Grounded By Reality

A glimpse into an artist's everyday struggles and her fierce determination to be seen as a whole and vital person through her art making.
StoryCorps Shorts: Eyes on the Stars

Eyes on the Stars

Carl McNair tells the story of his brother Ronald, an African-American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars.
StoryCorps Shorts: Sundays at Rocco's

Sundays at Rocco's

Nicholas Petron remembers family dinners at his grandfather's place and how everything changed when the city made new plans for their neighborhood.
Sound of Vision: Full Film

Sound of Vision

Frank Senior spends his waking and dream-swaddled hours confronting the hurdles, and embracing the beauty, of the city he will never see.
StoryCorps Shorts: Facundo the Great: Full Film

Facundo the Great

The new kid at school becomes a hero when his teachers cannot find a way to anglicize his name.
A Family Man: Full Film

A Family Man

Sam Black talks to his wife about his father, an enduring lesson and the power of a look. Watch now!
To R.P. Salazar, with Love: Full Film

To R.P. Salazar, with Love

Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart, unaware of each other's existence, until a stroke of luck brought them together.
StoryCorps Shorts: John and Joe

John and Joe

On September 11, 2001, the Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others. Their father remembers his sons and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss.
StoryCorps Shorts: She Was The One

She Was the One

From the moment Richard Pecorella met Karen Juday, he knew she was the one. They were inseparable until Sept. 11, 2001, the day that two planes attacked the World Trade Center towers.
StoryCorps Shorts: Always a Family

Always a Family

On the morning of September 11th, Michael Trinidad called his ex-wife, Monique Ferrer, from the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower to say goodbye.
Flawed: Full Film

Flawed

Artist/filmmaker Andrea Dorfman's drawings burst colorfully into life as she animates the story of her long-distance relationship with a man whose profession — plastic surgery — gives her plenty of fodder.
Big Birding Day: Full Film

Big Birding Day

David Wilson offers a glimpse into the world of competitive birdwatching, as three friends attempt to see as many species as possible in 24 hours.
Tiffany: Full Film

Tiffany

Beverly Morris tells of her ongoing struggle to hold on to the most contested object in her divorce — the Tiffany lamp, in this animated short.
Six Weeks: Full Film

Six Weeks

Marcin Janos Krawczyk looks at one child's fate through the eyes of the mother who must make her irreversible decision and the joyful parents who adopt her baby.
Miss Devine: Full Film

Miss Devine

Two cousins recall their inimitable Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine. This animated short, set in the small Bradenton, Florida town of the cousins' memories, will have you laughing along with James and Cherie and the fearsome Miss Devine.
Not So Square: Full Film

Not So Square

Think you know about the people who square dance? Think again. Not So Square is a love story about a community of dancers who realize square dance is a fading art form. In hopes of its survival, they reach out...
No More Questions: Full Film

No More Questions!

Kay Wang was a strong-willed grandmother who was begrudgingly dragged into a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. Though Kay was reluctant, she still had stories to tell — from disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up...
The Icing on the Cake

The Icing on the Cake

The groundbreaking public radio project StoryCorps enters into the world of television for the first time with a series of animated shorts on POV. Blanca Alvarez and her husband risked crossing the border to immigrate to the United States, and...
The Human Voice

The Human Voice

The groundbreaking public radio project StoryCorps will enter into the world of television for the first time with a series of animated shorts that will air on POV. The great oral historian Studs Terkel was an inspiration to StoryCorps and...
Germans in the Woods

Germans in the Woods

The groundbreaking public radio project StoryCorps enters into the world of television for the first time with a series of animated shorts that airs on POV. Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, and...
Danny & Annie: Parts 1 & 2: Full Film

Danny and Annie: Parts I & II

In an intimate and heartbreaking glimpse into a marriage, this animated short witnesses true love as it braves the finality of loss.
Q&A - Full Film

Q&A

The groundbreaking public radio project StoryCorps will enter into the world of television for the first time with a series of animated shorts that will air on POV later this summer. Q&A is a three-minute film featuring the audio recording...
Nutkin's Last Stand

Nutkin's Last Stand

The aggressive North American gray (or grey, when it gets to England) squirrel is threatening to displace the English red squirrel. Immortalized in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin and much beloved by English nature lovers, the red is...
34x25x36

34x25x36

Inside a mannequin factory near Los Angeles.
Well-Founded Fear: Full Film

Well-Founded Fear

This powerful film takes an unprecedented look into the asylum process at the former INS.