- PRESS RELEASE: Still Tomorrow | Defying Social and Cultural Norms, a Rural Poet Captures a Nation’s Attention
Yu Xiuhua, a secluded poet made famous by social media, is on a search for meaning in a life marked by numerous struggles.
- Next on POV: The Fake Case
“Mr. Johnsen offers viewers the challenge and pleasure of an important artist’s company, and a chance to appreciate anew his wisdom, his wit and his bravery.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case premieres Friday, October 2, 2015, at 10 PM on PBS stations. Acclaimmed international artist Ai Weiwei is […]
- Join an Online Chat with 'Fallen City' Filmmaker Qi Zhao
Fallen City director Qi Zhao is taking your questions in a live chat. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 11 AM ET (8 AM PT).
- Coming Soon to POV: Fallen City
After an earthquake levels Beichuan, China, a modern replica rises with astounding speed, but while a city can be rebuilt quickly, reconstructing a community's heart and soul is a long, emotional journey for the survivors. Fallen City premieres Monday, July 28, 2014, on PBS stations.
- Critical Acclaim for 'High Tech, Low Life' – Available for Streaming Through August 21
Read what critics have been saying about POV's High Tech, Low Life, a film that follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. Now streaming free for a limited time.
- Next on POV: High Tech Low Life
High Tech Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. Premieres Monday, July 22, 2013 on PBS stations.
- Coming Soon to POV: High Tech Low Life
High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. Premieres Monday, July 22, 2013 on PBS stations.
- Emmy 2012: Watch the Award-Winning POV Films – Free!
Looking to watch some of the best documentaries from the past year? For a limited time, we're streaming the four documentaries that won 2012 Emmy Awards, including Best Documentary Last Train Home.
- Emmy 2012: Watch Best Documentary Emmy Nominee 'Last Train Home'
Last Train Home takes viewers on a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life. Watch now!
- Emmy 2012: Watch Four Best Documentary Nominees Now Streaming on POV!
Good news doc lovers! POV is pleased to announce streaming of many of its documentaries up for Emmy awards this year, including the four POV films that are up for Best Documentary!
- Director Alison Klayman on 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'
Tom Roston talks with Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry director Alison Klayman about the the artist and his reaction to seeing the film.
- Are We 'Surviving Progress'?
Director Mathieu Roy looks at the risks of our technologically advanced age and tackles huge, existential questions within the wrapper of an 86-minute documentary. The film opens in New York City this weekend and expands to other select cities in April and May.
- POV Viewers Get Last Word on 'Last Train Home' and the Impact of Rapid Economic Development in China
Each Friday, we share a selection of comments relating to the week's documentary broadcast. This week, viewers watched Last Train Home, a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life.
- Live Chat with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan and 'China Blue' Filmmaker About Working Conditions in Chinese Factories
Chat live with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan about the documentary China Blue, which examines the brutal work conditions at blue jean factory in China. Chat starts at 11AM PT / 2PM ET on Friday, August 12, 2011.
- Lixin Fan Screens 'Last Train Home' in Wuhan, China
Last week, filmmaker Lixin Fan participated in the Sundance Institute's Film Forward China program screening his film "Last Train Home" and serving as an advisor for the Documentary Workshops with CNEX in Beijing.
- Up the Yangtze – An Update from China
In 2008, POV aired Up the Yangtze, which told the story of the Yu family as the Three Gorges Dam project in China changed their lives. Filmmaker Yung Chang revisited the Yu family in the summer of 2010. He shares some pictures and updates from the family. Dear Friends, I took some time off from […]
- Up the Yangtze's Yung Chang Answers Viewer Questions
Yung Chang is the director of Up the Yangtze, which aired on POV on October 8, 2008. After the broadcast, many viewers wrote with questions for Yung. Read on for Yung’s responses to some of the questions he received. Loree asks: You must have made a deep emotional connection with all the people in your […]
- What's Your POV About 'Up the Yangtze'?
Sixteen-year-old “Cindy” Yu Shui, the daughter of an illiterate farmer, dreams of pursing her education and becoming a scientist, despite her family’s poverty. But as the rising waters of the Yangtze River begin to displace her family’s hut, she leaves home to take a job on a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, washing dishes […]