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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.

Stateless

1h 22m

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.

Episodes

  • Landfall, Spanish Version: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Landfall, Spanish Subtitles

    S34 E14 - 1h 26m

    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.

  • Stateless: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Stateless

    S34 E3 - 1h 22m

    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.

  • Landfall: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Landfall

    S34 E2 - 1h 23m

    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.

  • The Neutral Ground: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Neutral Ground

    S34 E1 - 1h 23m

    The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by lawsuits and death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.

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 8s

    Filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown after the death of his young niece. Decades of home movies and ethereal narration reflect on struggles with grief and addiction as Madsen examines family, faith, and trans identity. NORTH BY CURRENT asks more questions than it answers, and like the relentless Michigan seasons, the only sure things are time and change.

  • 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.

  • Trailer | The Neutral Ground: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | The Neutral Ground

    S34 E1 - 1m 42s

    The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by lawsuits and death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.

Schedule

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    Whose Streets?

    Saturday
    Jul 24

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The uprising in Ferguson, Mo., following the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
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    We Are the Radical Monarchs

    Saturday
    Jul 24

    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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    Whose Streets?

    Saturday
    Jul 24

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The uprising in Ferguson, Mo., following the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
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    POV: TVSS: Iconic

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    We Are the Radical Monarchs

    Saturday
    Jul 24

    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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    Stateless

    Saturday
    Jul 24

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The complex history and politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic are uncovered by an electoral campaign.
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    Whose Streets?

    Saturday
    Jul 24

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The uprising in Ferguson, Mo., following the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Iconic

    POV

    We Are the Radical Monarchs

    Saturday
    Jul 24

    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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    Mayor

    Monday
    Jul 26

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Musa Hadid, mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian National Authority, tries to keep the city running despite Israeli occupation of his home.
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    Mayor

    Tuesday
    Jul 27

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Musa Hadid, mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian National Authority, tries to keep the city running despite Israeli occupation of his home.
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    Mayor

    Wednesday
    Jul 28

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Musa Hadid, mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian National Authority, tries to keep the city running despite Israeli occupation of his home.
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    Mayor

    Thursday
    Jul 29

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Musa Hadid, mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian National Authority, tries to keep the city running despite Israeli occupation of his home.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Banner-L1

    POV

    Mayor

    Thursday
    Jul 29

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Musa Hadid, mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian National Authority, tries to keep the city running despite Israeli occupation of his home.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Banner-L1

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    Mayor

    Saturday
    Jul 31

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Musa Hadid, mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian National Authority, tries to keep the city running despite Israeli occupation of his home.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Banner-L1

    POV

    Mayor

    Saturday
    Jul 31

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Musa Hadid, mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian National Authority, tries to keep the city running despite Israeli occupation of his home.
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    POV: TVSS: Banner-L1

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    Mayor

    Sunday
    Aug 1

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Musa Hadid, mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian National Authority, tries to keep the city running despite Israeli occupation of his home.
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    Pier Kids

    Monday
    Aug 2

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Exploring the lives of the Black, homeless queer and trans youth who call New York's Christopher Street Pier their home.
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    Pier Kids

    Tuesday
    Aug 3

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Exploring the lives of the Black, homeless queer and trans youth who call New York's Christopher Street Pier their home.
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    Pier Kids

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Exploring the lives of the Black, homeless queer and trans youth who call New York's Christopher Street Pier their home.
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    Pier Kids

    Thursday
    Aug 5

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Exploring the lives of the Black, homeless queer and trans youth who call New York's Christopher Street Pier their home.
  • Image
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    Pier Kids

    Thursday
    Aug 5

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Exploring the lives of the Black, homeless queer and trans youth who call New York's Christopher Street Pier their home.

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