PBS Premiere: August 9, 2012
Short is sweet as POV presents brief documentary encounters — including an Academy Award nominee, a Student Academy Award winner and the return of StoryCorps: The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement — James Armstrong, whose Alabama barbershop has been a hub for haircuts and civil rights for 50 years, celebrates the election of the first black president in this Academy Award-nominated short.An Official Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortia. Sin País (Without Country) — Winner of a 2011 Student Academy Award, Sin Pais explores one family's complex and emotional journey involving deportation. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting StoryCorps — The renowned oral-history project StoryCorps brings intimate conversations among friends and families to life in touching, often hilarious animated shorts that are sure to strike a chord in all of us.Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 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. Facundo the Great — Ramòn "Chunky" Sanchez recounts how the new kid at school became a hero when his teachers could not find a way to anglicize his name. A Family Man — Sam Black talks to his wife about his father, an enduring lesson and the power of a look.