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POV Season 33
Trailer | 09/07/2020 | 2 Mins

Portraits and Dreams revisits photographs created by Kentucky schoolchildren in the 1970s and the place where the photos were made. The film is about the students, their work as visionary photographers and the lives they have led since then, as well as the linkage of personal memory to the passage of time. A POV co-production with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

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Film Credits —

  • Wendy Ewald Director/Producer
  • Elizabeth Barret Director/Producer Elizabeth Barret
  • Robert Salyer Producer

Critical Acclaim —

“"A unique vision of the rural south: one where imagination is uninhibited, aspiration is untainted by economic realities"”

— Chris Allnut, Financial Times