PBS Indies Shorts will include three POV films in March 2014.

Join PBS in celebrating independent films with a collection of 26 shorts from POV and Independent Television Service (ITVS). PBS Indies Shorts starts today and will showcase artists pushing the aesthetic and technological boundaries of the non-fiction form. At POV, you can watch the Big Sky Film Festival Mini Doc winner Mr. Smith’s Peach Seeds (by POV Alum Steward Copeland), the Oscar-shortlisted Paraíso (by Nadav Kurtz), and the Los Angeles Film Festival’s Best Short Documentary winner Wood (by David Fenster).

Every week during March, PBS will be highlighting one film from POV and one from Independent Lens.


Every day three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives rappelling down some of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers. Paraíso reveals the danger of their job and what they see on the way down.

Mr. Smith’s Peach Seeds

In 1968 Roger Smith ate a peach during a break from work and carved the pit into a pig.


Follow the journey of timber from the forest through the sawmill and the working men who guide it along the way.

Learn more about the shorts that are streaming at Independent Lens »

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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.