POV's 2017 National Broadcast Schedule

Spotlight on the Syrian War and Global Refugee Crisis

Feature Film

PBS Premiere: June 26, 2017

POV opens its 30th season with three feature films and two shorts on a single topic: the Syrian war and global refugee crisis. The special showcase will follow events nationwide commemorating World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017.

4.1 Miles

Short Film

PBS Premiere: June 26, 2017

Filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki follows a day in the life of Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek coast guard who is caught in the middle of the refugee crisis in which Europe is embroiled. Nominated, 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Dalya's Other Country

Feature Film

PBS Premiere: June 26, 2017

Dalya's Other Country tells the nuanced story of members of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict who are remaking themselves after the parents separate. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

From Damascus to Chicago

Short Film

PBS Premiere: June 26, 2017

In the documentary short From Damascus to Chicago, two young Syrian siblings recently resettled in Chicago enroll in a dance class, while the film follows their family's experiences in navigating a new city and country.

The War Show

Feature Film

PBS Premiere: July 3, 2017

Radio host Obaidah Zytoon captures the fate of Syria through the intimate lens of a small circle of friends and journalists. Official Selection of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

Last Men in Aleppo

Feature Film

PBS Premiere: July 10, 2017

Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, Last Men in Aleppo allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm. Winner, 2017 Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary.

StoryCorps Shorts: Driven

Short Film

PBS Premiere: July 17, 2017

Wendell Scott was the first African American inducted in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. His son, Frank, remembers what it took for his father to cross the finish line at racetracks throughout the South in the '60s and '70s.

Presenting Princess Shaw

Feature Film

PBS Premiere: July 17, 2017

Presenting Princess Shaw is the extraordinary story of an aspiring musician, down on her luck, who inspired internationally famous musician, composer and video artist Ophir "Kutiman" Kutiel to create a magical collaboration that would introduce her talent to a whole new audience. Nominated, 2017 Critics' Choice Award for Best Music Documentary. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).

Joe's Violin

Short Film

PBS Premiere: July 24, 2017

In the Oscar-nominated Joe's Violin, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship. Nominated, 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Shalom Italia

Feature Film

PBS Premiere: July 24, 2017

Three Italian Jewish brothers set off on a journey through Tuscany, in search of a cave where they hid as children to escape the Nazis.

Memories of a Penitent Heart

Feature Film

PBS Premiere: July 31, 2017

Memories of a Penitent Heart excavates a buried conflict around filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo's uncle Miguel, who died at a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB).

Tribal Justice

Feature Film

PBS Premiere: Aug. 21, 2017

In Tribal Justice, two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities, and create a more positive future for their youth. A co-production of Vision Maker Media and American Documentary | POV.