- POV Remembers Pam White, Who Shared Her Journey through Alzheimer's with the World
The Genius of Marian, which broadcast on POV in 2014, is an intimate, visually rich and emotionally complex story told through the eyes of director Banker White and his wife Anna Fitch as Banker's mother, Pam White, is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's.
- Six Interviews from 'Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)'s Day at the StoryCorps Booth
"It would mean the world to me to graduate college. If I could somehow return and show my grandmother that I accomplished something and that our separation was not for nothing."
- The White House Highlights Circle of 6 App and “The Line”
Nancy Schwartzman reports back on The White House's call to action and awareness of rape and sexual assault on college campuses. Her mobile app, Circle of 6, won The White House Apps Against Abuse Challenge.
- My Brooklyn: Replicating Their Model in Your Community
Kelly Anderson, Director of "My Brooklyn", sheds insight into her successful community engagement strategy.
- Live Chat with Shelby Knox and Filmmakers Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt
- 'Soldiers of Conscience' Featured at Public Hearing of the Truth Commission on Conscience in War
Catherine Ryan is a three-time POV alum. Soldiers of Conscience (POV 2008) was her third film to be shown on POV. The other two are Maria’s Story (1991) and The Double Life of Ernesto Gómez Gómez (1999). She reports back from last month’s public hearing of the Truth Commission on Conscience in War that was […]
- True/False 2010
The 2010 True/False Film Festival got started on Friday with a day full of screenings and the usual March March parade down the main drag of Columbia, MO. True/False is five this year and like any youngster it’s coming into its own — getting taller and more rambunctious faster than you had realized. Lead […]
- Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Announces Fall 2009 Grants
The Sundance Institute announced yesterday that they are awarding grants to 23 nonfiction film projects that will receive financial and creative support from the Sundance Documentary Film Program (DFP). One of the projects is directed by POV alum, Bernardo Ruiz, who co-produced Alex Rivera’s The Sixth Section (POV 2003) and worked on the first installment […]
- Lynn True: Documentary Filmmaker and Sports Fan
We’ve long admired The New York Times‘ “One in Eight Million” Web series that incorporates photo slideshows of regular New Yorkers with audio interviews. This past week we were excited to see a slideshow about one of POV’s alums! Lynn True is a documentary filmmaker and the editor and co-director of POV’s 2008 film Lumo, […]
- Filmmaker Ido Haar in New York
POV’s Executive Director Simon Kilmurry shares some exciting news about POV alum Ido Haar. For those of you close to Westchester County, New York, POV alum Ido Haar, the filmmaker of 9 Star Hotel (POV 2008), will be featured as the third International Filmmaker-in-Residence at Jacob Burns Film Center’s Media Arts Lab in Pleasantville. Ido […]
- Update to “The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez”
Filmmaker Gary Weimberg is a two-time POV alum. His film, Soldiers of Conscience, premiered on POV in 2008. An earlier film, The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez, was on POV in 1999. Gary writes in with a moving update on the lives of the characters from that film and reminds us about the power […]
- POV Filmmakers Take on the Gaming World
Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker‘s American Tongues was the inaugural film that launched POV when the series began in 1988. More than 20 years later, they continue to produce acclaimed documentary films that take a humorous and critical view of American life. Their most recent film, made with co-producer Peter Odabashian, The Anti-Americans (a hate-love […]
- POV Alum Alex Rivera's “Sleep Dealer”
Filmmaker Alex Rivera‘s first feature documentary, The Sixth Section, premiered on POV in 2003. Since then, he has been working on his Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller Sleep Dealer. The film, which A.O. Scott of the New York Times calls, “exuberantly entertaining — a dystopian fable of globalization disguised as a science-fiction adventure…” premieres in Los […]
- Helene Klodawsky's Malls R Us
POV alum Helene Klodawsky has been busy at work since her film, No More Tears Sister aired on POV in 2006. Her fascinating new film, Malls R Us, screens at MoMA next week as part of the museum’s Canadian Front 2009 program. We asked her to answer a few questions about the film and about […]
- Oscar Wrap-up
So it turns out, to the surprise of very few people, that Man on Wire IS the doc of the year. As our own Tom Roston predicted last week, Man on Wire won the best documentary award at last night’s Oscars. (It also won Best Doc at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday.) The win […]
- Richard Kassebaum – In Memoriam
We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of filmmaker Richard Kassebaum. Richard was an award-winning producer and director who worked on many projects for PBS including serving as a co-producer on Woodrow Wilson for American Experience, and the four-hour PBS special Kingdom of David. In 2004 we had the pleasure of […]
- Six POV Films Nominated for News & Documentary Emmy Awards
Last week, POV received six nominations in the 29th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards. The nominees were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Michael Apted’s 49 Up was nominated for Outstanding Interview; Ralph Arlyck’s Following Sean received two nominations, for Best Documentary and for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a […]
- POV Alums: Eric Daniel Metzgar's New Film 'Life. Support. Music.'
Eric Daniel Metzgar, along with Nell Carden Grey, directed The Chances of the World Changing, which aired on POV in 2007. The film, a beautiful meditation on an individual’s efforts to change the world, follows Richard Ogust, who shared his Manhattan loft with 1,200 turtles and dedicated his life to rescuing the endangered animals. Viewer […]