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Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action.

StoryCorps Shorts: Lola's Work

2m 57s

After years of work in the Philippines, Crescenciana Tan came to the U.S. to help raise her grandchildren, who called her Lola. Using StoryCorps Connect, her grandson, Kenneth Tan, told his mother Olivia about the greatest lesson Lola taught him.

Episodes

  • POV Shorts: Comic Culture: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    POV Shorts: Comic Culture

    S33 E306 - 24m 36s

    Slices of life from opposite sides of the world--where the everyday veers into comedy.

  • POV Shorts: Uniquely Euro: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    POV Shorts: Uniquely Euro

    S33 E305 - 24m 5s

    Two quirky stories as distinctive as the countries from which they hail, Ukraine and Austria.

  • POV Shorts: In The Absence: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    POV Shorts: In The Absence

    S33 E303 - 25m 20s

    A South Korean community is torn apart by a ferry disaster which claimed the lives of hundreds of children. When government incompetence is revealed as the main cause, the victims’ families seek justice.

  • POV Shorts: Cherish: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    POV Shorts: Cherish

    S33 E301 - 25m 15s

    Three stories reflecting the many faces of love through memory, community and family.

  • Softie: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Softie

    S33 E12 - 1h 23m

    Softie follows political activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi, a daring and audacious political activist, who decides to run for political office in Kenya after several years of fighting injustice in his country. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents becomes increasingly harder to combat with idealism alone.

  • Our Time Machine: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Our Time Machine

    S33 E10 - 1h 17m

    When artist Maleonn realizes that his father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, he creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a magical, autobiographical stage performance featuring life-size mechanical puppets. Through the production of this play, the two men confront their mortality before time runs out and memories are lost forever.

  • In My Blood It Runs: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In My Blood It Runs

    S33 E9 - 53m 18s

    Ten-year-old Aboriginal Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages.Yet Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures and shares his truths.

  • Love Child: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Love Child

    S33 E8 - 1h 22m

    With adultery being punishable by death in Iran, a young couple make the fateful decision to flee the country with their son. Love Child follows the new family on their life-threatening journey to seek asylum in Turkey, and witnesses a mother’s heart breaking fight to keep her family together and secure a future for her son.

  • Portraits and Dreams: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Portraits and Dreams

    S33 E7 - 52m 49s

    Portraits and Dreams revisits photographs created by Kentucky school children in the 1970s and the place where their photos were made. Photographer and artist Wendy Ewald, who guided the students in making their visionary photographs, returns to Kentucky and learns how the lives and visions of her former students have changed. The film combines new narratives and insights of the now adult students

  • About Love: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    About Love

    S33 E6 - 1h 23m

    Three generations of the Phadke family live together in their home in Mumbai. When the youngest daughter turns the camera towards her family, the personal becomes political as power structures within the family become visible, and eventually unravel. Cruel and comic in equal measure, the film examines the vagaries of affection across generations, tied together by something stranger than love.

Extras + Features

  • Trailer | Unapologetic: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Unapologetic

    S34 E11 - 1m 46s

    Meet Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionists whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism and views on Black liberation. Told through their lens, Unapologetic offers an inside look into the movement and ongoing work that transformed Chicago, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot.

  • Trailer | North By Current: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | North By Current

    S34 E10 - 2m 6s

    Director Angelo Madsen Minax returns home to rural Michigan after the death of his niece.

  • Trailer | La Casa de Mama Icha: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | La Casa de Mama Icha

    S34 E8 - 2m 11s

    Decades earlier, Mama Icha moved to the United States to help her daughter with the care of her grandchildren. However, she never lost sight of her hometown of Mompox, spending years sending money to build her dream house there. Now, at the end of her life, Mama Icha boards a plane and flies back to Colombia where she finds joy and heartbreak in her return to the place her heart never left.

  • Trailer | The Song of the Butterflies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | The Song of the Butterflies

    S34 E6 - 2m 21s

    Rember Yahuarcani is an Indigenous painter and one of the last surviving members of the White Heron clan of the Uitoto Nation in Peru. He left to pursue a successful career in Lima, but when he finds himself in a creative rut, he returns home to his Amazonian community to visit his father, a painter, and his mother, a sculptor, and discovers why the stories of his ancestors cannot be forgotten.

  • Trailer | Pier Kids: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Pier Kids

    S34 E5 - 1m 2s

    On the Christopher Street Pier in New York City, homeless queer and trans youth of color forge friendships and chosen families, withstanding tremendous amounts of abuse while working to carve out autonomy and security in their lives. With intimate access to three fearless young persons -- Krystal, Desean and Casper -- Pier Kids highlights the resilience of a community many choose to ignore.

  • Trailer | Mayor: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Mayor

    S34 E4 - 2m 20s

    Musa Hadid is the Christian mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian Authority. As he tries to keep his city running while paving sidewalks, planning holidays and building a new fountain, his job is made increasingly difficult by the Israeli occupation of his home. Mayor asks with humor and quiet outrage: how do you run a city if you don’t have a country?

  • Trailer | Stateless: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Stateless

    S34 E3 - 2m 14s

    Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary follows families of those affected by the 2013 legislation stripping citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent, uncovering the complex history and present-day politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through the grassroots electoral campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris.

  • Trailer | Landfall: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Landfall

    S34 E2 - 2m 19s

    Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, LANDFALL is a
    cautionary tale for our times. Set against the backdrop of the protests that toppled the governor in
    2019, the film offers a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance as Puerto Ricans navigate dismantled social services and newcomers eager to profit.

Schedule

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    POV

    Through the Night

    Monday
    May 10

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The stories of two working mothers and a child care provider whose lives intersect at a 24-hour day care in New Rochelle, N.Y.
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    Through the Night

    Tuesday
    May 11

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The stories of two working mothers and a child care provider whose lives intersect at a 24-hour day care in New Rochelle, N.Y.
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    POV

    Through the Night

    Wednesday
    May 12

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The stories of two working mothers and a child care provider whose lives intersect at a 24-hour day care in New Rochelle, N.Y.
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    Through the Night

    Thursday
    May 13

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The stories of two working mothers and a child care provider whose lives intersect at a 24-hour day care in New Rochelle, N.Y.
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    POV

    Through the Night

    Thursday
    May 13

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The stories of two working mothers and a child care provider whose lives intersect at a 24-hour day care in New Rochelle, N.Y.
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    Through the Night

    Saturday
    May 15

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The stories of two working mothers and a child care provider whose lives intersect at a 24-hour day care in New Rochelle, N.Y.
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    POV

    Through the Night

    Saturday
    May 15

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The stories of two working mothers and a child care provider whose lives intersect at a 24-hour day care in New Rochelle, N.Y.
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    Through the Night

    Sunday
    May 16

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The stories of two working mothers and a child care provider whose lives intersect at a 24-hour day care in New Rochelle, N.Y.

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