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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: The Family Equation

2m 27s

When William Lynn Weaver was growing up in Nashville, TN, his father, Ted Weaver, worked long hours as a janitor and chauffeur. At StoryCorps, Lynn talks with his daughter, Kimberly, about his father’s impact.

Episodes

  • Brief Tender Light: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Brief Tender Light

    S36 E3615 - 1h 22m

    A Ghanaian MIT alum follows four African students at his alma mater as they strive to become agents of change for their home countries Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Over an intimate, nearly decade-long journey, all must decide how much of America to absorb, how much of Africa to hold on to, and how to reconcile teenage ideals with the truths they discover about the world and themselves.

  • How to Have an American Baby: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How to Have an American Baby

    S36 E3614 - 1h 54m

    How to Have an American Baby is a kaleidoscopic voyage into the shadow economy that caters to Chinese tourists who travel to the US to give birth in order to obtain citizenship for their babies. Told through a series of intimately observed vignettes, the story of a hidden global economy emerges–depicting the fortunes and tragedies that befall the ordinary people caught in its web.

  • Wisdom Gone Wild: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wisdom Gone Wild

    S36 E3613 - 1h 10m

    A vibrant tender cine-poem, a filmmaker collaborates with her Nisei mother as they confront the painful curious reality of wisdom ‘gone wild’ in the shadows of dementia. Made over 16 years, the film blends humor and sadness in an encounter between mother and daughter that blooms into an affectionate portrait of love, care, and a relationship transformed.

  • POV Shorts: Boom and Bust: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    POV Shorts: Boom and Bust

    S36 E604 - 25m

    Two stories from California and Texas excavating distinct portraits of place, politics, and economy. In When the LAPD Blows Up Your Neighborhood, locals and news organizations witness a volatile situation turn into a literal powder keg. In When It’s Good It’s Good, a filmmaker returns to West Texas and documents the local oil industry's boom and bust.

  • Fire Through Dry Grass: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fire Through Dry Grass

    S36 E3612 - 1h 22m

    Wearing snapback caps and Air Jordans, the Reality Poets don’t look like typical nursing home residents. In Fire Through Dry Grass, these young, Black and brown disabled artists document their lives on lockdown during Covid, using their poetry and art to underscore the danger and imprisonment they feel. In the face of institutional neglect, they refuse to be abused, confined, and erased.

  • Aurora's Sunrise: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Aurora's Sunrise

    S36 E3611 - 1h 22m

    At 14, Aurora Madriganian survived the horrors of the Armenian Genocide and escaped to New York, where her story became a media sensation. Her newfound fame led to her starring as herself in Auction of Souls, one of Hollywood's earliest blockbusters. Blending storybook animation, video testimony, and rediscovered footage from her lost silent epic, Aurora's Sunrise revives her forgotten story.

  • Murders That Matter: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Murders That Matter

    S36 E3610 - 1h 23m

    How would you handle the trauma of losing a loved one? Set in Philadelphia, Murders That Matter documents African American, Muslim mother Movita Johnson-Harrell over five years as she transforms from victim of violent trauma into a fierce advocate against gun violence in Black communities. Her relentless activism exposes the emotional and psychological toll the killings take on those left behind.

  • Uýra – The Rising Forest: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Uýra – The Rising Forest

    S36 E3609 - 52m 58s

    While traveling through the Amazon, Uýra shares ancestral knowledge with Indigenous youth to promote the significance of identity and place, threatened by Brazil's oppressive political regime. Through dance, poetry, and stunning characterization, Uýra boldly confronts historical racism, transphobia, and environmental destruction, while emphasizing the interdependence of humans and the environment.

  • Bulls and Saints: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bulls and Saints

    S36 E3608 - 52m 57s

    After 20 years living in the United States, an undocumented family decides to return home. Little do they know it will be the most difficult journey of their lives and reawaken an intense desire for a place to belong. Set between the rodeo arenas of North Carolina and the spellbinding Mexican town they yearn for, Bulls and Saints is a love story about reverse migration, rebellion, and redemption.

  • While We Watched: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    While We Watched

    S36 E3607 - 1h 22m

    A timely depiction of a newsroom in crisis, While We Watched follows tormented journalist Ravish Kumar for two years as he battles a barrage of fake news, falling ratings and the resulting cutbacks. Are there viewers for fact-based analyses anymore? Will his show survive or become a swan song of reason – drowning out in sensationalism, misinformation, and ratings-driven editorial decisions?

  • Children of the Mist: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Children of the Mist

    S36 E3606 - 1h 22m

    Children of the Mist traces the story of Di, a 13-year-old girl coming of age in an indigenous Hmong community in the mountains of Northwest Vietnam. As part of the first generation in her village with access to formal education, Di navigates the cultural and social challenges faced by young girls in her community while balancing inherited tradition with change.

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    POV Shorts: The Dream of a Horse

    S36 E603 - 25m 3s

    In a mountainous but extremely green landscape, goats jump over the rocks and laughing children run after them. In this paradise on earth, nomadic families have found their temporary home. From one of these families comes a teenage girl, Shahnaz. She’s been told she should be getting married soon, but her thoughts are focused on the world of literature.

Extras + Features

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    Two Towns of Jasper

    Wednesday
    Feb 28

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Two film crews document the aftermath of the murder of a black man by three white men in 1998 and the trials of the men charged with the crime.
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    Unapologetic

    Wednesday
    Feb 28

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Millennial abolitionists challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents.
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    Unapologetic

    Thursday
    Feb 29

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Millennial abolitionists challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents.
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    Two Towns of Jasper

    Thursday
    Feb 29

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Two film crews document the aftermath of the murder of a black man by three white men in 1998 and the trials of the men charged with the crime.
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    Unapologetic

    Thursday
    Feb 29

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Millennial abolitionists challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents.
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    Unapologetic

    Saturday
    Mar 2

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Millennial abolitionists challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents.
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    Advocate

    Monday
    Mar 4

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The human fallout of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is explored through the work of Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel, who has represented Palestinian political prisoners for decades.
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    American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

    Monday
    Mar 4

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The life of Grace Lee Boggs, a 98-year-old Chinese-American philosopher, writer and activist.
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    We Are the Radical Monarchs

    Tuesday
    Mar 5

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Co-founders of an Oakland, Calif.-based alternative to the Girl Scouts for girls of color aged 8-13, which encourages girls to earn badges for social justice and for being an LGBTQ ally, face challenges growing their organization.
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    Unapologetic

    Tuesday
    Mar 5

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Millennial abolitionists challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents.
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    La Casa de Mama Icha

    Wednesday
    Mar 6

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Decades after moving to the U.S. to help care for her grandchildren, Mama Icha returns to her hometown of Mompox, Colombia.
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    Eat Your Catfish

    Wednesday
    Mar 6

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    A woman's battle with late-stage Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) leaves her paralyzed and pushes her family to the breaking point.
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    Eat Your Catfish

    Thursday
    Mar 7

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    A woman's battle with late-stage Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) leaves her paralyzed and pushes her family to the breaking point.
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    Eat Your Catfish

    Thursday
    Mar 7

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    A woman's battle with late-stage Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) leaves her paralyzed and pushes her family to the breaking point.
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    Eat Your Catfish

    Saturday
    Mar 9

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    A woman's battle with late-stage Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) leaves her paralyzed and pushes her family to the breaking point.
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    Midwives

    Wednesday
    Mar 13

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Two women run a makeshift medical clinic in western Myanmar, a region torn apart by violent ethnic divisions.
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    Midwives

    Thursday
    Mar 14

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Two women run a makeshift medical clinic in western Myanmar, a region torn apart by violent ethnic divisions.
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    Midwives

    Thursday
    Mar 14

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Two women run a makeshift medical clinic in western Myanmar, a region torn apart by violent ethnic divisions.

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