This month on POV, watch films from POV’s archive plus more than 36 short documentaries from independent filmmakers, including POV’s beloved StoryCorps shorts collection, animated by the Rauch Brothers and Gina Kamentsky and Julie Zammarchi.
Here’s a look at feature length documentaries you can watch for free:
Up Heartbreak Hill
A moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern. Like many teenagers, Thomas and Tamara are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations.
Streaming November 9, 2015 through November 30, 2015
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 November 9, 2015 through December 3, 2015
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 November 9, 2015 through December 7, 2015
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 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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