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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: Meet the Greenbergs

2m 36s

Laura Greenberg grew up in Queens, New York in the 1950s. At StoryCorps, she talks with her daughter Rebecca about realizing that not every family was like hers.

Episodes

  • POV Shorts: Becoming Myself: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    POV Shorts: Becoming Myself

    S34 E405 - 23m 57s

    Two conversations on identity and connection -- selections from the POV Spark/NFB series, Otherly.

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

    Landfall, Spanish Version

    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.

  • On the Divide: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    On the Divide

    S34 E13 - 1h 24m

    McAllen, TX is home to the last reproductive health clinic on the Texas/Mexico border. It is the center of the tension between religious protesters who try to stop patients coming inside and the security staff of the clinic who fight to protect it. On The Divide follows three different Latinx members of this community and the unforeseen choices they face for their daily survival.

  • Not Going Quietly: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Not Going Quietly

    S34 E12 - 1h 23m

    A rising star in progressive politics and new father, Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. After a chance encounter with a powerful Senator on an airplane catapults him to fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists ignite a once-in-a-generation movement for universal healthcare, in a journey that transforms his belief in what is possible for the country and for his family.

  • Unapologetic: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Unapologetic

    S34 E11 - 1h 22m

    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.

  • North By Current: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    North By Current

    S34 E10 - 1h 23m

    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.

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

    La Casa de Mama Icha

    S34 E8 - 1h 22m

    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.

Extras + Features

  • Trailer | Who Killed Vincent Chin?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Who Killed Vincent Chin?

    S35 E201 - 2m 55s

    On a hot summer night in Detroit in 1982, Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed Vincent Chin, a young Chinese American engineer, with a baseball bat. Although he confessed, he never spent a day in jail. This gripping Academy Award-nominated film relentlessly probes the implications of the murder, for the families of those involved, and for the American justice system.

  • Trailer | Let the Little Light Shine

    S35 E13 - 1m 58s

    National Teachers Academy (NTA) is considered a beacon for Black children: a top-ranked, high-performing elementary school in the fastest growing neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. As the neighborhood gentrifies, a wealthy parents’ group seeks to close NTA and replace it with a high school campus. How will NTA's community fight to save their beloved institution?

  • Trailer | Accepted

    S35 E10 - 1m 45s

    Accepted follows four high school students at T.M. Landry, a prep school in Louisiana known for its viral videos of seniors being accepted to the Ivy Leagues, and sending 100% of its graduates to college. But an explosive NY Times article exposes the controversial methods of its dynamic founder -- and the fiction of higher education's promise.

  • Trailer | Faya Dayi: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Faya Dayi

    S35 E6 - 2m 7s

    A hypnotic immersion in the world of Harar, Ethiopia, a place where one commodity – khat, a euphoria-inducing plant – holds sway over the rituals and rhythms of everyday life, Faya Dayi captures intimate moments in the lives of everyone from the harvesters of the crop to people lost in its narcotic haze to a desperate but determined younger generation searching for an escape from political strife.

  • Trailer | President

    S35 E5 - 2m 24s

    Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. The new leader of the opposition party, MDC, Nelson Chamisa, is challenging the old guard, ZANU-PF, represented by the acting president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. The 2018 Zimbabwean general election serves as the ultimate test for both the ruling party and for the opposition. How will they interpret democracy in a post-Mugabe era – in discourse and in practice?

  • Trailer | He's My Brother: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | He's My Brother

    S35 E4 - 1m 34s

    Christine's brother Peter experiences his world through touch, smell, and taste. Now 30 years old, Peter's family is having trouble finding the proper care for his multiple disabilities. Told through Christine's eyes, He's My Brother explores how the family works to assure him a dignified life once the parents are gone -- and Christine's uncertainties about one day becoming his primary caregiver.

  • Trailer | Winter's Yearning: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Winter's Yearning

    S35 E3 - 2m 27s

    In Maniitsoq, Greenland, the US aluminum giant Alcoa Corporation has been planning to build a smelting plant for years. With the promise of economic renewal, Winter's Yearning follows the lives of the area’s loyal aging population and its stymied youth. Pictured against immense, isolating landscapes, the people await their plant and with it, the nation's possible first step towards sovereignty.

  • Trailer | Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

    S35 E2 - 2m

    Three communities intersect, sharing histories of forced removal – Japanese Americans who were incarcerated at the Manzanar WWII concentration camp, Native Americans who were forced from these lands, and ranchers turned environmentalists, who were bought out by the LA Department of Water and Power. How do they come together in the present moment to defend their land and water from Los Angeles?

  • Trailer | Wuhan Wuhan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Wuhan Wuhan

    S35 E1 - 2m

    With unprecedented access in a period of pandemic lockdown, Wuhan Wuhan documents February and March 2020 in Wuhan where the coronavirus was first discovered. Going beyond the statistics and salacious headlines, frontline medical workers, patients, and ordinary citizens put a human face on the early days of the mysterious virus as they grapple with an invisible, deadly killer.

Schedule

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    Still Tomorrow

    Saturday
    May 21

    1 Hour

    Yu Xiuhua, a 39-year-old woman who has cerebral palsy, deals with fame when her book of poetry becomes a best-seller in China.
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    Still Tomorrow

    Saturday
    May 21

    1 Hour

    Yu Xiuhua, a 39-year-old woman who has cerebral palsy, deals with fame when her book of poetry becomes a best-seller in China.
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    Singing With Angry Bird

    Saturday
    May 21

    1 Hour

    Jae-Chang Kim, a Korean opera singer who runs a children's choir in India, trains parents and their children for a joint concert.
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    Singing With Angry Bird

    Sunday
    May 22

    1 Hour

    Jae-Chang Kim, a Korean opera singer who runs a children's choir in India, trains parents and their children for a joint concert.
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    Singing With Angry Bird

    Wednesday
    May 25

    1 Hour

    Jae-Chang Kim, a Korean opera singer who runs a children's choir in India, trains parents and their children for a joint concert.
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    Singing With Angry Bird

    Wednesday
    May 25

    1 Hour

    Jae-Chang Kim, a Korean opera singer who runs a children's choir in India, trains parents and their children for a joint concert.
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    Pier Kids

    Saturday
    Jun 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

    Sunday
    Jun 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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