POV nominated as a series in both awards showcases; Last Men in Aleppo gets “Most Innovative Documentary” nod from Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

POV, American television’s longest-running independent documentary series on PBS, has been nominated for the Best Curated Series award at the 33rd Annual Independent Documentary Awards. The show is also nominated for Best Ongoing Documentary Series by the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. POV has won the Best Curated Series category from the IDA Documentary Awards three times before, most recently in 2015.

Also nominated is Last Men in Aleppo, which was featured in season 29 of POV. The film is nominated in the category of Most Innovative Documentary. Read more about the film below:

Nominated for Most Innovative Documentary by the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards:

Last Men in Aleppo

After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, Last Men in Aleppo allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm. Winner, 2017 Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary.

The IDA Awards will take place Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles while winners of the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will be honored at a gala event on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

To date, POV films have won 37 Emmy® Awards, 19 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three Academy Awards®, the first-ever George Polk Documentary Film Award and the Prix Italia. The POV series has been honored with a Special News & Documentary Emmy Award for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking, three IDA Awards for Best Curated Series and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Award for Corporate Commitment to Diversity. Learn more at www.pbs.org/pov.

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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.