Are you an educator, student, community organizer, librarian or PBS station staffer?

Do you want to use POV documentaries to get people talking about important social issues?

Host sneak previews of POV’s fall films before they premiere on PBS!

Host a screening of a POV documentary!

POV helps hundreds of communities share documentaries about social issues each year.

Here’s how:

  1. Register: Log in to our Community Network.
  2. Request: Fill out the online application.
  3. Screen: POV will lend you a copy of the film for free and send you our step-by-step guide with event planning tips.
  4. Promote: “Like” us on Facebook and share our wall posts with your friends, Tweet about your event and tag us @povdocs, and embed POV YouTube trailers on your website.

Included in our fall slate of documentaries are soldiers at war and at home, in Armadillo and Where Soldiers Come From; political activists who cross the line into law-breaking and authorities who may be crossing their own lines to catch them, in Better This World and If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front; Chinese workers caught in the largest human migration in history, in Last Train Home; and Filipino teachers seeking a better life by braving America’s urban schools, in The Learning.

Have more questions? Read the community screening FAQ or email us at events(at)

Each year, there are more than 500 community screenings of POV films in all 50 states. For the most current listing of POV events happening around the country, visit our local events calendar.

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Jamie worked in the Community Engagement and Education Department at POV from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining POV in 2010, Jamie worked at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, where she was part of the team tasked with setting up the school's film and journalism programs in the Middle East. She has worked in various capacities on many documentary film crews around the world, including productions in West Africa, and has worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Margaret Brown. Jamie has also previously worked in the exhibition department at the Field Museum of Natural History and the education and cinema programming departments at the Block Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and African Studies.