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Over the past 25 years, POV has featured a number of films about famous and not-so-famous artists and musicians including Maya Lin, Henry Darger, Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and Arn Chorn-Pond along with classic films that documented cultural icons like Johnny Cash and seminal events like the 1973 Wattstax concert to name but a few. Explore our collection of art and culture films and interact through special features that showcase the work of these compelling artists.

Image from Patti Smith: Dream of Life (POV 2009)

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Interactive Map: Where are the MOFs?

Interactive Map: Where are the MOFs?

Explore the whereabouts of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France ("Best Craftsmen in France") who specialize in pastry making and find out more about their restaurants and backgrounds.

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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case: Trailer

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case Trailer

How the government's attempts to silence Ai Weiwei have turned him into China's most powerful artist and an irrepressible voice for free speech and human rights around the globe.

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Dance for Me: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will practice writing, listening and discussion skills as they follow two young competitive dancers on their journey to the European championship. Through their story, students will explore the benefits and sacrifices that come with making early career choices and examine the complexity that cultural differences add to their experience.

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Mr. Smith's Peach Seeds: Full Film

Mr. Smith's Peach Seeds Short Films

In 1968 Roger Smith ate a peach during a break from work and carved the pit into a pig.

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Homegoings: A Dance

Homegoings: A Dance Additional Video

Dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company perform a contemporary piece inspired by the documentary Homegoings.

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Numbers and factoids about the international model supply chain.

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Ars Magna

Ars Magna Short Films

Enter into the obsessive and fascinating world of anagrams with Cory Calhoun, who penned what's been called the "world's greatest anagram." (8 minutes)

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Kings of Pastry: Full Film

Kings of Pastry Feature Films

Pastry chefs whip up the most gravity-defying concoctions and edge-of-your-seat drama as they deliver their desserts for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition.

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