Midwives

Two women in a region beset by violent ethnic divisions run a makeshift medical clinic. Winner, 2022 Sundance World Cinema Documentary, Excellence Verité Filmmaking. A co-production of POV.

Filmmakers
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing
Mila Aung-Thwin
Bob Moore
Ulla Lehmann
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POV Season 35

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Citizens in the city of Wuhan unite to grapple with a mysterious virus called COVID-19.

Native Americans, Japanese Americans and environmentalists defend their water from LA. A co-production of the Center for Asian American Media and Vision Maker Media. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media.

Greenland reckons with its Danish colonial past and the promised future by an US company.

POV Shorts Season 5

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Painter Titus Kaphar turns to film when the art world tries to silence his activism.

Two families experience homeland violence across generations. Includes Call Me Anytime, I’m Not Leaving the House and Freedom Swimmer.

Two stories from the heart of New York. Includes Are You Down? and All Riders.

Native American Heritage Month

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When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life.

Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea from the building of the world’s largest telescope.

Caught in a thoughtless act of cruelty, a young man learns a lesson in compassion from his father, a larger-than-life...

Trans Awareness Month

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Director Angelo Madsen Minax returns home to rural Michigan after the death of his niece.

This short documentary blends animation and live action to follow Tristan, a young adult who grew up queer, trans, and traumatized. After a childhood of constant tethering to their past and disconnect from the world at large, Tristan longed for an escape—any escape—including attempting suicide. Tristan took a chance on an experimental therapy that uses MDMA as a treatment device. We’re invited into their therapy sessions as Tristan learns to release their demons and find their authentic place in their community and beyond.

Meet 19-year-old Hunter “Pixel” Jimenez, a nonbinary trans boy caught between the expectations of his Guatemalan immigrant family and his dreams of living happily ever after.

Feature Films

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Director Angelo Madsen Minax returns home to rural Michigan after the death of his niece.

Short Films

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Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea from the building of the world’s largest telescope.

A South Korean community is torn apart by a ferry disaster which claimed the lives of hundreds of children. When government incompetence is revealed as the main cause, the victims’ families seek justice.

Mohamad Hafez received a one-way ticket to the United States. Missing his homeland, he decided to create a stand-in. A story of love, loss and creating pathways home.

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A powerful film about the complexity of not only being women within a traditional society but with the additional factors of propaganda and violence being added in.

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A multigenerational love story about what it is we really need to leave our children.

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In the projects of Watts, Meryland Gonzales, a twelve-year-old female boxer trains to be crowned the 2019 Junior Olympics champion. Meanwhile, her immigrant parents work tirelessly to give their child a shot at achieving her dreams.

Short Film

During the onset of the Soviet-Afghan war, Ajmal Achekzai and his family fled to the United States to seek asylum. More than 20 years later, Ajmal returns to the place he once called home as a United States Marine.

Short Film

This short documentary blends animation and live action to follow Tristan, a young adult who grew up queer, trans, and traumatized. After a childhood of constant tethering to their past and disconnect from the world at large, Tristan longed for an escape—any escape—including attempting suicide. Tristan took a chance on an experimental therapy that uses MDMA as a treatment device. We’re invited into their therapy sessions as Tristan learns to release their demons and find their authentic place in their community and beyond.

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Kathleen reflects on her experience as a hairdresser while we bear witness to her unusual work.

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Along the scorching southern border in Arizona, only an estimated one out of every five missing migrants is ever found. Águilas is the story of one group of searchers--the Águilas del Desierto--who volunteer monthly to recover the missing.

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