Join us in celebrating art on the waterfront with the 2014 DUMBO Arts Festival, from September 26th-28th. POV is thrilled to join forces this year with online video journalism platform, and our neighbors, Storyhunter to present free screenings of three short films about black male achievement on Saturday, September 27th.

The screenings will take place in POV’s screening room at 20 Jay Street, 9th Floor, at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Select screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Jessica Sherry (Director, Teaching Fatherhood), Eric Paternot (Production Manager, Storyhunter), Aubrey Gallegos (Community Engagement & Education Manager, POV) and Ayana Enomoto-Hurst (American Promise film campaign). 

The films: 

Teaching Fatherhood, by Jessica Sherry: In Milwaukee, Delvyn Crawford teaches men how to be responsible fathers in a community where two out of three children are raised by single parents.

The Jazz Ticket, by Noel True & Rob King: Vince Womack has built a high school jazz powerhouse that’s helping kids from some of the toughest Los Angeles neighborhoods go to college.

A High School Behind Bars, by Annelise Wunderlich & Richard O’Connell: In San Francisco County Jail, Five Keys Charter School is trying to reduce recidivism rates by giving inmates a chance to earn a high school diploma.

Vote for this collaboration for the Audience Award by snapping a photo and using the hashtags #DAF14 and #POVBlackMaleAchievement!

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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.