Downloads: Premiere Party Press Release

Red Carpet Not Required. Premiere Parties Can Be Small or Large; All You Need Is a TV or Laptop Plus Friends and Family.

Enter for a Chance to Win a POV Party Pack, Including Season 27 DVDs, Autographed Posters and Gourmet Movie Munchies.

As POV begins its 27th season on PBS on Monday, June 23, 2014, the acclaimed documentary series is once again inviting viewers to host their own “premiere parties” to watch and discuss the eye-opening new films with friends and family.

What does a premiere party look like to you? It could be 100 of your “closest friends” gathered at a school or community center–or just your family talking about the film in your living room. No red carpet or adoring fans required (unless you want them). All you need to do is watch the PBS national broadcast premiere of one of the films from POV’s 27th season on your television or laptop. Share your story with POV, and enter for a chance to win some enviable documentary swag and delicious organic snacks.

How to enter:

POV Party Packs: What You’ll Get If You Win

A POV Party Pack includes everything you need to host your next POV premiere party, making it the perfect gift for the documentary fan.

Each Party Pack includes:

  • A DVD of the film you chose for your premiere party
  • Two additional signed DVDs and/or posters from POV season 27 films
  • A POV tote bag
  • Taza Chocolate: Mexicano Disc (2.7 oz.) and Stone Ground Chocolate Bar (3 oz.)
  • Grounds for Change: Cafe Femenino Peru coffee (8 oz.)
  • Newman’s Own Organics: Pop’s Corn organic microwave light butter popcorn

POV 2014 Broadcast Dates
Each film premieres on Monday at 10 p.m. (check local listings) and begins streaming online the following day for 30 days:

June 23When I Walk by Jason DaSilva

June 30American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs by Grace Lee
July 7My Way to Olympia by Niko von Glasow
July 14Getting Back to Abnormal by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler
July 21Dance For Me by Katrine Philp
July 28Fallen City by Qi Zhao
August 415 to Life: Kenneth’s Story by Nadine Pequeneza
August 11Neurotypical (Encore Presentation) by Adam Larsen
August 18A World Not Ours by Mahdi Fleifel
August 25Big Men by Rachel Boynton
September 1After Tiller by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson
September 8The Genius of Marian by Banker White and Anna Fitch
September 22Koch by Neil Barsky

Our Premiere Party sponsors:

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Taza Chocolate founder Alex Whitmore took his first bite of stoneground chocolate while traveling in Oaxaca, Mexico. He was so inspired by its rustic intensity that he decided to create a chocolate factory back home in Somerville, Massachusetts. Whitmore apprenticed under a molinero in Oaxaca to learn how to hand-carve granite mill stones to make a new kind of American chocolate that is simply crafted, but seriously good. Taza is a pioneer in ethical cacao sourcing. It was the first U.S. chocolate maker to establish a third-party certified direct trade cacao certification program. It maintains direct relationships with cacao farmers and pays a premium above the fair trade price for their cacao. Taza Chocolate partners only with cacao producers who respect the rights of workers and the environment.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Starts March 13, 2014 at 04:49:49 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends December 16, 2014 at 4:59:59 p.m. ET. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. To enter and for official rules, visit

Produced by American Documentary, Inc. and now in its 27th season on PBS, the award-winning POV is the longest-running showcase on American television to feature the work of today’s best independent documentary filmmakers. POV has brought more than 365 acclaimed documentaries to millions nationwide. POV films have won every major film and broadcasting award, including 32 Emmys, 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, 10 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three Academy Awards® and the Prix Italia. Since 1988, POV has pioneered the art of presentation and outreach using independent nonfiction media to build new communities in conversation about today’s most pressing social issues. Visit

POV has the honor of receiving a 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the desJardins/Blachman Fund and public television viewers. Funding for POV’s Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special support provided by The Fledgling Fund and the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is public television’s premier showcase for nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. Always an innovator, POV discovers fresh new voices and creates interactive experiences that shine a light on social issues and elevate the art of storytelling. With our documentary broadcasts, original online programming and dynamic community engagement campaigns, we are committed to supporting films that capture the imagination and present diverse perspectives.