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POV brings a collection of documentary filmmakers, writers, experts, and viewers together for conversations about topics relevant to POV's nonfiction films.

2011 Podcasts

Where Soldiers Come From
Filmmaker Heather Courtney discusses the logistics of filming in Afghanistan and describes Hancock, Michigan, the community the soldiers in her film call home.
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Heather Courtney

Last Train Home
Filmmaker Lixin Fan describes the inspiration behind making Last Train Home. He describes the family that is at the center of the film, and the challenges he faced while filming them.
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Lixin Fan

The Learning
Following the live of four Filipina women as they immigrate to teach in the Baltimore public school system, Diaz hopes her film raises questions about the social costs and culture shock experienced by many immigrants.
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Ramona Diaz

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Filmmaker Marshall Curry investigated the Earth Liberation Front arsons for his documentary If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front. In this exclusive interview, Curry discusses gaining the trust of his subjects, his filmmaking process, and ethical concerns for documentary filmmakers.
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Marshall Curry

Better This World
The directors of Better This World sit down with POV to discuss the subjects of their film. They describe FBI informant use in post-9/11 America, the media's role in court cases relating to national security, and the two men who are the focal point of their striking documentary.
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Katie Galloway

Armadillo
Janus Metz talks about filming his documentary on the front lines of the war in Afghanistan. He describes the psychological effects of war on the people who experience it firsthand, and addresses the controversial incident which has garnered plenty of attention for the film.
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Janus Metz

Mugabe and the White African
Lucy Bailey addresses the risks and dangers of filming in Zimbabwe, as well as ethical concerns for documentary filmmakers.
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Lucy Bailey

Enemies of the People
Geoffrey Smith, director of The English Surgeon (POV 2009) and producer of Presumed Guilty (POV 2010) interviews Rob Lemkin about his film Enemies of the People.
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Rob Lemkin

Sweetgrass
Filmmakers Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor talk about why they decided to make Sweetgrass, the danger of grizzly bears and what they hope audiences will get out of their observational style of filmmaking.
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Ilisa Barbash

My Perestroika
Filmmaker Robin Hessman talks about what it was like to live in Russia for the majority of the 1990s and why she decided to make My Perestroika.
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Robin Hessman

Kings of Pastry
Acclaimed filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker talk about what it was like to film the best French pastry chefs at work, whether they got to eat any of the pastries and the amount of work it takes to create pastry at the MOF level.
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Chris Hegedus

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