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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.

Recent POV Podcasts

Reportero
The filmmaker describes the dedicated journalists at the center of this riveting documentary.
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Bernardo Ruiz

Sun Kissed
The filmmakers describe their reasons for making the film as well as the responsibility that comes with telling a personal and sensitive story in a documentary.
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Adi Lavy

Give Up Tomorrow
Filmmakers Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco discuss the making of Give Up Tomorrow, challenges they faced with filming a subject on death row, and the ethics involved in telling a story that involves an extended family member. Watch the Interview Online   |  Download the Audio (MP3)

Michael Collins

El Velador
Acclaimed filmmaker Natalia Almada, whose El General and Al Otro Lado both premiered on POV, talks about the making of her new documentary El Velador. She describes the conception of the film, her aesthetic choices, and her creative production process which culminated in her visually striking and powerful film. Watch the Interview Online   |  Download the Audio (MP3)

Natalia Almada

I'm Carolyn Parker
Jonathan Demme talks about his portrait documentary of a woman from the Lower Ninth Ward trying to rebuild her home after Katrina, and what drew him to telling this woman's story. Watch the Interview Online   |  Download the Audio (MP3)

Jonathan Demme

Wattstax
In honor of his death, here's an interview with Mel Stuart about Wattstax, his 1973 concert doc and cult film about the so-called "black Woodstock." Watch the Interview Online   |  Download the Audio (MP3)

Mel Stuart

The Barber of Birmingham
Robin Fryday discusses collaborating with Gail Dolgin and overcoming challenges while filmmaking. Watch the Interview Online   |  Download the Audio (MP3)

Robin Fryday

Sin País
Theo Rigby discusses the impact of immigrant policy in the United States, and how his photography background influences his filmmaking aesthetic. Watch the Interview Online   |  Download the Audio (MP3)

Theo Rigby

Up Heartbreak Hill
Erica Scharf discusses how she immersed herself in the Navajo community, and how the process of filmmaking was both challenging and rewarding. Watch the Interview Online   |  Download the Audio (MP3)

Erica Scharf

The Light in Her Eyes
Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix talk about overcoming assumptions and embracing contradictions while filming The Light in Her Eyes.
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Julia Meltzer

Guilty Pleasures
Filmmaker Julie Moggan discusses the stereotypes surrounding romance novels and the importance of treating subjects with affection.
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Julie Moggan

The City Dark
Filmmaker Ian Cheney discusses how making The City Dark was a labor of love, and how he bridges art and activism.
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Ian Cheney

Granito
The filmmakers of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator discuss what it was like to have their documentary used in a genocide trial.
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Pamela Yates

My Reincarnation
Jennifer Fox talks about the difficulty of fitting spirituality to a visual medium.
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Jennifer Fox

Racing Dreams
Hear what it was like to make a documentary about "tweens" who are pursuing careers as NASCAR drivers.
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Marshall Curry

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