With the new year in sight, it’s a great time to look back on 2016. Here are some of our favorite highlights:

1 Screening at the White House. In November, All the Difference screened at the White House as part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Read about the panel discussion here.

2 Emmys. POV took home two trophies at the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in September. Cutie and the Boxer won Best Documentary, and StoryCorps Shorts: Traffic Stop won New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle and Culture.

2 Snapchat Films. “We’ll Still Be Here” and “The Way It Should Be” premiered on the NowThis channel on Snapchat in October. This was the first time that documentary films appeared on Snapchat Discover.

3 New York Times/POV Embedded Mediamakers. Within the Race/Related team at The New York Times from August to December, these mediamakers created interactive projects exploring race in the U.S.:

18 national PBS broadcasts of POV films.

21 Digital Lab projects. View the projects by city:

31 correctional facilities. POV partnered with prisons and correctional facilities across the country to screen The Return in partnership with Reentry Week activities, and Pervert Park in partnership with treatment providers to raise awareness around the rehabilitation of those who committed sex offenses.

48 states. POV films were screened in 48 states in 2016.

760 screenings of POV films. A record number of screenings across the country, facilitated by our Community Engagement and Education team.

140,000 Twitter followers (and counting!)

747 press hits from local, national and online outfits for POV and America ReFramed, including media partnerships with The Atlantic, AlterNet and Metrofocus.

348,000+ video views of America ReFramed films online.

2.14 million impressions of #WeLikeItLikeThat Twitter chat around AmRef film We Like It Like That.

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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.