POV believes in the power of film to engage communities in dialogue around the most important social issues of our time
- Forging meaningful connections between the people, public media, classrooms, and community spaces committed to inclusion and belonging
- Listening to what’s important to underrepresented groups, filmmakers, and protagonists
- Elevating the reach of documentary and non-fiction works on-air, online, and in communities
POV's free resources are created with community, classrooms, and curiosity in mind. Developed by educators, community leaders, and librarians, these resources offer suggested activities, texts, facilitation tips, and discussion questions to help take action towards positive change.View All Resources
A discussion guide inspired by the film He’s My Brother.
Manzanar, Diverted When Water Becomes Dust Lesson Plan | Resistance & Coalition Building for Environmental Justice
A lesson plan inspired by the film Manzanar, Diverted.
Bud Werner Memorial LibraryPartner since 2011
Watsonville Film FestivalPartner since 2022
House of DjeliPartner since 2019
POV is lucky to work alongside passionate educators, activists, organizers, and community leaders. These individuals and organizations share their wisdom and experience to create free Discussion Guides (and Healing Guides) that provide frameworks for community dialogues in communities across the nation.
Freda LinDiscussion Guide Writer
Freda Lin is the co-director of YURI Education Project, a business that develops curriculum and professional learning with a focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander stories.
Maureen NicolDiscussion Guide Writer
Maureen Nicol, PhD received her Doctorate from Columbia University in Early Childhood Education. She is the Founder and Director of Camp Story - a pop-up arts camp based on the continent of Africa.
Will TolliverEducation Assistant
Will Tolliver Jr. is a Pittsburgh-based leader, innovator, and change-maker recognized throughout the education community as an early learning expert.