Visit our local events calendar for a full list of events happening across the country and join our Community Network to host a screening of your own! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @POVengage to stay connected to the latest news and screening info from Community Engagement and Education.

This week, 7 different films are being screened in 7 cities throughout the US, covering topics such as juvenile justice, Alzheimer’s, and LBGT issues.

Next month’s national awareness campaigns celebrate Military FamiliesNative American Heritage, Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregiving. Raise awareness in your community with films like Where Soldiers Come FromUp Heartbreak Hill and The Genius of Marian by hosting your own screening in November.


Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join the Brooklyn Public Library for a free screening of 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story as part of “Kids in Jails – Rehabilitation or Punishment?” – a look at whether alternative rehabilitative measures need to be taken for juvenile justice. Followed by an hour long panel discussion with professionals in the field of alternative schools and youths in the prison system. For more information, call (718) 230-2792.


Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:30pm
Join the Anthony Quinn Library for a free screening and discussion of Off and Running in observance of LGBT History Month. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.


Springfield, IL
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00pm
Join Liberty Brew & View for a free screening of 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story, in partnership with the Springfield area ACLU. University of Illinois Law School professor Steve Beckett will speak after the film. Call (217) 529-8580 for more information.


Augusta, GA
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:30pm
Join the Augusta-Richmond County Library at their headquarters for a screening of POV’s A World Not Ours. Filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel documents his family’s life in Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp, where his grandfather has lived since 1948. For more information, call (706) 821-2600.


Charlottesville, VA
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00pm
Stop by for a screening and discussion of the documentary Koch at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. To find out more, call 434 979-7151 X204.


Long Beach, CA
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join the Cultural Alliance of Long Beach and the Osher Life Long Learning Center for a free screening of The Genius of Marian. For more information, call (562) 436-3421.


Carson , CA
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:00am
Celebrate Filipino History Month with a free screening of The Learning at Carson Public Library Library . Prior to the screening, there will be a brief discussion about Filipinos in the United States. Materials relating to Filipino American History are on display in the library throughout October. For more information, call (310) 830-0901.


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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.