We'll be streaming a selection of videos about war from the POV archive over the next year. You can watch these short and feature-length films on the PBS video player. Click on the links below to watch films in their entirety online.
In 1996 POV launched a groundbreaking website, Re: Vietnam | Stories Since the War, which was a place for personal accounts about Vietnam's legacy. It was a companion site to the POV/PBS broadcast of the Academy Award-winning documentary Maya Lin: A Clear Strong Vision, about the creator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Fourteen years later, the creator of and participants of Re: Vietnam reflect on the legacy of the website.
Can U.S. forces succeed in a land long known as the "graveyard of empires?" In a war that has lasted 8 years, what is the way forward now? In this FRONTLINE report, veteran correspondent Martin Smith travels across Afghanistan and Pakistan to see first-hand how the president's new strategy is taking shape. Through interviews with top generals, diplomats and government officials, Smith also reports the internal debates over President Obama's grand attempt to combat terrorism at its roots.
Bill Moyers Journal has reported on the U.S. at war since the show's inception. From news straight from the "forgotten front" of Afghanistan to the toll the war is taking of the families of reserve troops here at home, the Journal continues to report on the costs of war that can't be measured in money.
Explore and watch the show's coverage of Iraq and Afghanistan and the war at home.
Wide Angle reports from the frontlines of the staggering refugee crisis that is unfolding in the Middle East as Iraqis flee their war-torn country at the rate of up to 50,000 people per month.
In this Academy Award nominee, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn is compelled to make a brave pilgrimage to the remote Vietnamese countryside where her husband died. She explores the meaning of war and loss on a human level and weaves interviews with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the chilling legacy of war. These stories are stirring reminders that the battle scars are life-long, but that shared sorrow can inspire healing and reconciliation.
Available November 11, 2009 - November 11, 2010