Say goodbye to 2015 with nine feature length documentaries from POV, including films from our 28th season on PBS and our archive, all available online for free. As always, we’re also streaming more than 36 short documentaries from independent filmmakers.

Here’s a look at feature length documentaries you can watch for free:

The Light in Her Eyes
The Light in Her Eyes
Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, The Light in Her Eyes offers an extraordinary portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams.
Streaming ends December 3, 2015

15 to Life: Kenneth's Story
15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story
At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story follows Young’s struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.
Streaming ends December 7, 2015

Point and Shoot
Point and Shoot
A timid 26-year-old with obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matt Van Dyke left home in Baltimore in 2006 for what he called a “crash course in manhood.” He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and set off to film himself on a multi-year, 35,000-mile odyssey through North Africa and the Middle East. When revolution broke out in Libya, he joined the rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi, but was captured, sending his adventure in a frightening new direction.
Streaming December 7, 2015 through January 5, 2016

A World Not Ours
Now a Danish resident, director Mahdi Fleifel grew up in the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon, established in 1948 as a temporary refuge for exiled Palestinians. Today, the camp houses 70,000 people and is the hometown of generations of Palestinians. The filmmaker’s childhood memories are surprisingly warm and humorous, a testament to the resilience of the community. Yet his yearly visits reveal the increasing desperation of family and friends who remain trapped in psychological as well as political limbo.
Streaming December 7, 2015 through January 5, 2016

Meet the young students in Mr. Zingg’s integration class, who came to Switzerland by planes, trains and automobiles — and even by rubber boats. Separated from their families and in many cases traumatized by events in their home countries, these migrants from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Serbia and Venezuela already have long and arduous journeys behind them.
Streaming December 7, 2015 through January 5, 2016

The Storm Makers
A chilling exposé of Cambodia’s human trafficking underworld, The Storm Makers weaves the story of Aya, a young peasant sold into slavery at age 16, with that of two powerful traffickers (known as “storm makers” for the havoc they wreak) who use deception to funnel a stream of poor and illiterate people across the country’s borders.
Streaming December 7, 2015 through January 5, 2016

Girl Model
Girl Model strips away the façade of the modeling industry by following two people whose lives intersect because of it. Ashley is a deeply conflicted American model scout, and 13-year-old Nadya, plucked from a remote Siberian village and promised a lucrative career in Japan, is her latest discovery.
Streaming December 21, 2015 through January 8, 2016

Well-Founded Fear
Well-Founded Fear
With unprecedented access, filmmakers Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson enter the closed corridors of the INS to reveal the dramatic real-life stage where human rights and American ideals collide with the nearly impossible task of trying to know the truth.
Streaming through February 9, 2016

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin combines rare archival footage — some of it never before broadcast in the U.S. — with provocative interviews to illuminate the life and work of a forgotten prophet of social change.
Streaming through February 19, 2016

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