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Documentaries with a point of view. PBS's award-winning documentary film series. POV brings a collection of documentary filmmakers, writers, historians, and others together for conversations about themes and topics relevant to POV's non-fiction films in our weekly podcasts.

Documentaries with a point of view. PBS's award-winning documentary film series. POV brings a collection of documentary filmmakers, writers, historians, and others together for conversations about themes and topics relevant to POV's non-fiction films in our weekly podcasts.
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Brooklyn, NY

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Documentaries with a point of view. PBS's award-winning documentary film series. POV brings a collection of documentary filmmakers, writers, historians, and others together for conversations about themes and topics relevant to POV's non-fiction films in our weekly podcasts.

Twitter:

@povdocs

Language:

English

Contact:

American Documentary, Inc. P.O. Box 25462 Brooklyn, NY 11202-5462


Episodes

POV - Enemies of the People . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

7/11/2011
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Geoffrey Smith, director of The English Surgeon (POV 2009) and producer of Presumed Guilty (POV 2010) interviews Rob Lemkin about his film Enemies of the People. (19 minutes)

POV - My Perestroika . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

6/27/2011
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Filmmaker Robin Hessman talks about what it was like to live in Russia for the majority of the 1990s and why she decided to make My Perestroika. (18 minutes)

POV - The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon P

9/30/2010
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Filmmakers Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith talk about the making of "The Most Dangerous Man in America," parallels between the Vietnam War and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the importance of the press and more. (14 minutes)

POV - The Oath . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

9/27/2010
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Filmmaker Laura Poitras talks about the making of "The Oath," how she met Abu Jandal, how she handled filming such a complex and slippery character, her views on the American response to 9/11 and much more. (24 minutes)

POV - Off and Running . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

9/27/2010
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Filmmaker Nicole Opper and producer Sharese Bullock talk about the making of "Off and Running," how they met Avery, how they gained the trust of her family and what advice they would give to potential adoptive parents. (11 minutes)

POV - Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

9/27/2010
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Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal talks about making "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy," explains what wo ai ni means, talks about what inspired her to make the film and takes a look back at the difficult moments in Faith's transition. (12 minutes)

POV - The Edge of Dreaming . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

9/27/2010
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Filmmaker Amy Hardie talks about the making of "The Edge of Dreaming" and reveals more about her family's reaction to her dream, her shamanic journey and the link between science and art. (9 minutes)

POV - Presumed Guilty . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

7/28/2010
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Roberto Hernandez and Layda Negrete, the filmmakers of "Presumed Guilty," explain how they met their subject Tono, what turned them into "lawyers with cameras" and what their hopes are for the Mexican justice system. (12 minutes)

POV - El General . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

7/15/2010
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Filmmaker Natalia Almada talks about "El General," her poetic meditation on history, memory and family. The film combines audio recordings of her great grandfather, former Mexican President Plutarco Elias Calles with images of present-day Mexico. (10 minutes)

POV - Good Fortune . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

7/12/2010
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Filmmakers Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Landon talks about their film "Good Fortune," a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. (9 minutes)

POV - Promised Land . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

7/1/2010
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Filmmaker Yoruba Richen talks about "Promised Land," which looks at two black communities trying to reclaim land in South Africa. (10 minutes)

POV - The Beaches of Agnes . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

6/24/2010
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Filmmaker Agnes Varda talks about making "The Beaches of Agnes" and what it was like to act in her own film. (9 minutes)

POV - William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe . Filmmaker Interview | PBS

6/17/2010
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Filmmakers Emily and Sarah Kunstler talk about making a film about their father, radical attorney William Kunstler. "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe" airs on POV June 22, 2010. (28 minutes)

POV 2010 Season Preview | PBS

6/16/2010
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Preview the 2010 POV season, broadcasting on PBS on Tuesday nights starting 6/22. (5 minutes)

POV - Patti Smith: Dream of Life . Steven Sebring and Patti Smith Interview

1/7/2010
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Filmmaker Steven Sebring and Patti Smith talk to music writer Anthony DeCurtis about how they met, their friendship and the 12-year process of making "Patti Smith: Dream of Life." (61 minutes)

Duration: 01:01:24


POV - The Way We Get By . Filmmaker Interview . Podcast | PBS

11/10/2009
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Filmmaker Aron Gaudet and producer Gita Pullapilly talk about their film, "The Way We Get By," which takes an intimate look at three elderly troop greeters in Maine, one of whom is Gaudet's mother Joan. (8 minutes)

POV - So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away . Filmmaker Interview . Podcast |

9/22/2009
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Filmmaker Annie P. Waldman talks about her short film, "So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away," which tells the story of a determined group of teenagers living alone in New Orleans two years after Hurricane Katrina. (4 minutes)

POV - Bronx Princess . Filmmaker Interview . Podcast | PBS

9/22/2009
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Filmmakers Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed talk about their film, "Bronx Princess," which follows Rocky Otoo, the sassy teenage daughter of Ghanaian parents. After Rocky rebels against her mother's rule in the Bronx, she fleds to her father, a chief in Ghana. (5 minutes)

POV - The Principal Story . Filmmaker Interview . Podcast | PBS

9/15/2009
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Filmmakers Tod Lending and David Mrazek talk about their film, "The Principal Story," which follows two public school principals over the course of a year as they make a difference in the lives of their students. (7 minutes)

POV - The English Surgeon . Filmmaker Interview . Podcast | PBS

9/10/2009
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Filmmaker Geoffrey Smith talks about his film, "The English Surgeon," which follows Dr. Henry Marsh, a neurosurgeon who is committed to relieving suffering and bringing hope to a desperate people in the Ukraine. (8 minutes)
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