Watch POV Films
Digital Premiere: Sept. 17, 2017
Tom Geerdes, a Vietnam veteran, remembers his long journey toward healing after returning home from the war.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 21, 2015
In a community where silence is seen as necessary for survival, immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of Dreamers ready to push for change in the only home she's ever known — the United States. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 11, 2017
89-year-old Kang Gye-Yeol and 98-year-old Jo Byeong-Man are married and have lived together for 76 years. While Kang and Jo spend every day like a newlywed couple, they now must face the reality of their aging romance. My Love, Don't Cross that River captures the fleeting moments of their twilight days.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 4, 2017
In a school for individuals with Down Syndrome, four middle-aged friends yearn for a life of greater autonomy in a society that marginalizes them as disabled. Winner, Best Female-Directed Film at the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB).
PBS Premiere: Aug. 28, 2017
Raising Bertie is an intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. This powerful vérité film weaves the young men's narratives together as they work to define their identities and grow into adulthood while navigating complex relationships, institutional racism, violence, poverty, and educational inequity. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).
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).
Digital Premiere: July 17, 2017
With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, we hear inmates' experiences of living in long term solitary confinement. This short documentary offers a visceral snapshot of the day-in-the-life inside one of the most notorious supermax prisons in the U.S.
PBS Premiere: July 5, 1994
This startling expose unravels a history of abuse of suspects by the Chicago police.
PBS Premiere: July 6, 1999
Fifty years after World War II, Japanese Americans recall their years in the internment camps of WWII. From the exuberant recollections of a typical teenager, to the simmering rage of citizens forced to sign loyalty oaths, filmmaker Emiko Omori renders a poetic and illuminating picture of a deeply troubling chapter in American history.
PBS Premiere: June 22, 2010
In this intimate biography, Kunstler's daughters seek to recover the real story of what made their late father one of the most beloved, and hated, lawyers in America.
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.