Watch POV Films
PBS Premiere: Oct. 23, 2017
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world. Official Selection, 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
PBS Premiere: July 27, 1999
A son of Puerto Rican revolutionaries learns of his parents' past. A chronicle of his turbulent journey of self-discovery, offering a striking account of the costs of fiercely held convictions and the binding force of a son's love.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 16, 2017
Motherland is an absorbingly intimate, vérité look at the busiest maternity hospital on the planet, in one of the world's most populous countries: the Philippines. Winner, 2017 Sundance World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Commanding Vision.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 9, 2017
On the isolated North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands, the longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels in the whales, decimated seabird populations, and anti-whaling activists. The Faroe islanders consider themselves a canary in the mine, their tale a warning to the rest of the world. Winner, 2016 DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize.
Encore Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2009
Follow the remarkable journey of three Latina immigrants working in L.A.'s garment factories and their long battle to bring a major clothing retailer to the negotiating table. Emmy-wining Made in L.A. celebrates its 10th anniversary.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 2, 2017
Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
Digital Premiere: Sept. 17, 2017
Tom Geerdes, a Vietnam veteran, remembers his long journey toward healing after returning home from the war.
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.