Celebrating its 24th season on PBS in 2011, POV features the work of the best independent documentary filmmakers from America and around the world. This season, POV films examine such diverse topics as the last generation of children to grow up behind the “Iron Curtain” of the USSR, the lives of soldiers before, during and returning from war in Afghanistan, and activists who cross the line and become labeled as “domestic terrorists.” Airing Tuesdays at 10 PM during the summer, with prime-time specials during the year, POV has brought more than 300 award-winning documentaries to millions nationwide for the past 23 years.

Check out the films in the upcoming season of POV with our 2011 Season Preview below.

POV will kick off its 24th season on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 on PBS with Kings of Pastry by Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker.

Watch the trailers or discover more about the films and their filmmakers!

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.