- Upcoming POV Documentary Screenings Near You
Weekend plans? Whether you're in Oklahoma or the Pacific Northwest screenings are happening nationwide!
- POV Wins Four News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Including Best Documentary for 'Food, Inc.'
After receiving a record 12 nominations in the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the POV films Presumed Guilty, Good Fortune and Food, Inc. won a total of four Emmys.
- This is My Family – Defining Family
We were excited this week to see the launch of This is My Family pull in our first video submissions. The range of style was as eclectic as the perspectives and individuals posting the videos. Already we have children of LGBTQ parents, extended-family-families, foster families, adoptive parents, adoptees — singing songs, recording from their computer’s […]
- Viewers Share Their Views on POV Adoption Stories
POV’s Adoption Stories are comprised of three documentaries that examine issues facing adoptees and their families. We were excited to hear viewer feedback about the films, and you didn’t disappoint! Here are some comments that made us pause, think and engage more deeply with different aspects of the adoption process. Wo Ai Ni (I Love […]
- Doc Soup: Adopting Parenthood
Normally with this blog, I like to approach the form, aesthetics, politics and/or cultural context of the documentaries I write about, but for this week’s POV airing of Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy, I find myself thinking about just the content. It’s no doubt because I recently experienced the birth of my second […]
- Video and Photos from the POV Session at the Television Critics Association
Yesterday, POV Vice President Cynthia Lopez presented films from our fall slate to the television critics association in Los Angeles. She highlighted three adoption films that premiere on POV beginning later this month. The films are Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy by Stephanie Wang-Breal (airing Aug 31); Off and Running by Nicole Opper […]
- Weekly Roundup: Awards, Varda and More
It’s been a great — and busy — week for us at POV. Keep reading to find out about what we’ve been up to! POV films have been racking up awards at film festivals! Congratulations to Wo Ai Ni Mommy (November 30, 2010 on POV), which won the Grand Jury Award at Silverdocs. Also honored […]
- Weekly Roundup: William Kunstler, Agnès Varda and Silverdocs
This week, we take a look back at William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, a look forward to The Beaches of Agnès, and catch up on some news from the documentary world. We kicked of the 2010 summer POV season (our 23rd season on PBS!) with William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe on Tuesday night. The film […]
- Weekly Roundup: Silverdocs, POV Films in the News, and a Sneak Peek
This week, we take a look at the upcoming Silverdocs lineup, catch up on news from past POV films and offer a sneak peek at the upcoming POV season! Silverdocs, the venerable documentary festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, just announced its 2010 festival lineup. Among the films that will be screened at the festival are […]
- Weekly Roundup: POV's 2010 Season and the Court Decision on 'Crude'
The POV office has been busy over the past few weeks as we get ready to kick off our 23rd season on June 22, 2010! Here’s a roundup of news about POV films and from around the documentary world. Getafilm Blog previews the 2010 POV season and says that through the series, “nearly every week […]
- Weekly Roundup: 'Tis the Season for Film Festivals
This week, we take a look at more news from past and upcoming film festivals; the Sheffield Doc/Fest opens for submissions; Stranger Than Fiction (NYC) announces its spring season; and the always inspirational Patti Smith is lauded for her unique style. Two POV films took top honors at the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, […]
- Announcing POV's 2010 Season
POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry unveils the exciting line-up for the 23rd season of POV on PBS. I always feel a bit of a disconnect when I hear talk of a crisis in the media and then I see all the fantastic films that come through POV. Believe me, I know it’s tough out there, […]