- PRESS RELEASE: 'Brimstone & Glory' | Viktor Jakovleski’s Visually Stunning Documentary Reveals the Grandeur of Tultepec’s National Pyrotechnic Festival
Brimstone & Glory has its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series POV and pov.org on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10 p.m. (check local listings).
- American Documentary Launches Artist Emergency Fund Aimed at Providing Financial Assistance to Filmmakers Facing Unexpected Personal Hardship
To date, this is the first fund of its kind dedicated to supporting nonfiction filmmakers.
- POV Acquires 'On Her Shoulders' and 'The Silence of Others' for Broadcast in 2019 and Beyond
Both films will screen at the 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York.
- POV Launches POV Shorts, A New Broadcast and Streaming Initiative to Acquire Shortform Documentaries
Announcing POV's brand-new broadcast initiative to bring audiences more short documentaries.
- 'Almost Sunrise' Wins 61st CINE Golden Eagle Award for Professional Media
Memories of a Penitent Heart' was also named a finalist in same category; POV named a finalist in the showcase's series category.
- POV and AMERICA REFRAMED Win Three Peabody Awards
This is the 21st Peabody Award for POV and its fifth year in a row the series has received the prize; first-ever Peabody for AMERICA REFRAMED
- Critical Acclaim for 'Bill Nye: Science Guy'
“'Bill Nye: Science Guy' offers an absorbing and entertaining portrait, of both the science evangelist and the guy behind him."
- The Creative, Fighting Human Spirit Is Showcased This Year on POV, American Television’s Longest Running Independent Documentary Series
Announcing POV's 31st season on PBS and pov.org.
- Four Peabody Nominations for American Documentary's POV and AMERICA REFRAMED Series
This is the fifth year in a row POV films have been nominated for a Peabody, and the first-ever nomination for AMERICA REFRAMED.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: The Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration – MILWAUKEE 53206
In the following America ReFramed UNFILTERED contribution, filmmaker Keith McQuirter discusses what he calls “The Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration.”
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Watching the film with The Invisible Patients
In the following UNFILTERED blog post, filmmaker Patrick O’Connor reflects on his experience wrestling with creative choices and finding peace with the decisions he made on The Invisible Patients.
- American Documentary Announces $100,000 Knight-AmDoc Kickstarter Patron Fund supported by Knight Foundation
The $100,000 program, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will use Kickstarter to advance nonfiction film and media projects and help filmmakers promote their work in the 26 cities where Knight invests.
- On Images of Syria
This is a guest post by Julia Meltzer, filmmaker of Dalya's Other Country (POV 2017) and Mustafa Rony Zeno, producer and film subject.
- Statement in Support of 'Last Men in Aleppo'
American Documentary's statement in support of 'Last Men in Aleppo,' its filmmakers and its film subjects.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: Confronting Inequality – On Screen and Off
For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje "Boonie" Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl in North St. Louis. After a school fight lands Boonie in a court-supervised high school, she's determined to turn things around and build a better future for herself and her son. Through Daje's intimate experience in and out of school, For Ahkeem illuminates the challenges many Black teenagers face in America today. In this UNFILTERED blog post, Landon Van Soest, who co-directed the film with Jeremy S. Levine, examines the implications, challenges, and responsibilities of making a documentary film across race and class.
- Critical Acclaim for 'Do Not Resist'
A roundup of some critical acclaim for Do Not Resist.
- AMERICA REFRAMED UNFILTERED: People Do Care
In the following UNFILTERED blog post, the team behind Gentlemen of Vision share how audiences connect to authentic characters and heartfelt storytelling.
- How POV Became Former Executive Producer Simon Kilmurry's Very Own “Film School”
In our blog’s ongoing series of former EPs writing about POV's 30th anniversary, Simon Kilmurry recalls how he first came across POV as a viewer.