The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is presented by Sebastopol Center for the Arts, a grassroots, nonprofit arts center created in 1988 by a coalition of art, business and community members to provide art programs and services for all sectors of West Sonoma County.

This year, the festival highlights a wide array of independent documentaries including five POV films – Where Soldiers Come From (POV 2011), The Learning (POV 2011), Girl Model (POV 2012), Guilty Pleasures (POV 2012) and Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (POV 2012). For a screening schedule and full list of films, please visit the Sebastopol Film Festival Schedule.

The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival runs Thursday, March 28 – Sunday, April 1, at a variety of locations, including the Sebastopol Cinemas (6868 McKinley St.) and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts (6780 Depot St.). Tickets are $10 for regular screenings and special programs and $20 for the opening night gala screening and reception. To purchase, please see Ticket Information.

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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.