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POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented over 500 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

POV: Nowhere to Hide  will air on Monday, August 27 at 10:00 p.m. on KCTS 9. 

Nowhere to Hide is an immersive and uncompromising first-hand reflection of the resilience and fortitude of a male nurse working and raising his children in Jalawla, Iraq, an increasingly dangerous and inaccessible part of the world. Immediately after US troops left Iraq in 2011, director Zaradasht Ahmed gave Nori Sharif a camera and taught him how to use it, asking him to capture the reality of life in his community and the hospital where he worked. For the next five years Nori filmed life around him, but the population — including the majority of the hospital staff — flees when the Iraqi army pulls out in 2013 because of militant activity. Sharif is one of the few who remain. When the militias and the Islamic State advance on Jalawla in 2014 and finally take over the city, Sharif continues to film. However, he now faces a vital decision: stay and dedicate himself to treating those he vowed to help, or leave and protect his family — in the process becoming one of thousands of internally displaced people in Iraq.

Episodes

Season 31
The Apology follows three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and...
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A century ago, corrupt money swamped Montana's government, but Montanans rose up to...
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Through the eyes of two Sierra Leoneans, Survivors presents an intimate portrait of the...
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In a Hasidic enclave in Brooklyn, there are seemingly endless services tailored for the...
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Nowhere to Hide follows male nurse Nori Sharif through five years of dramatic change in...
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A village woman, despite not having finished her high school education, has become China’...
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Beatrice Vio has cultivated a passion for fencing since she was five years old. At eleven...
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In the Taliban-controlled area of Waziristan in northwestern Pakistan, where sports for...
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For 20 years, Lindy has lived with an unbearable feeling of guilt. Committed to...
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In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. But...
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The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is a site of festivity unlike any...
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Jae-Chang Kim runs a children's choir in Pune, India. Although his quick temper earned...
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Bill Nye has a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world....

Specials

Lyle Link felt like a disappointment when he told his father he couldn’t follow him into...
The difficulties faced by same-sex couples have created far too many stories of...
Panchita Espitia was a formidable woman, not afraid of rattlesnakes underfoot on the...
Every family has a figure who captures the imagination of future generations of...
Caught in a thoughtless act of cruelty, a young man learns a lesson in compassion from...
From the first roll call of the 1964 school year, William Lynn Weaver was targeted by...
In 1983 the German energy giant RWE started digging for coal in the Garzweiler II pit....
Ellaraino experienced a common teenage reaction when she learned she’d have to leave Los...
Ronald Clark’s father was custodian of a branch of the New York Public Library at a time...
After being drafted in 1969, Tom Geerdes served as an Army medic in the 11th Armored...
With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, we hear inmates' experiences of living...
Somewhere on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Rosemarie and Ray pass time in an apartment...
At eight years old, Storm Reyes was already working full time with other migrant farm...
Patrick Haggerty grew up the son of a dairy farmer in rural Dry Creek, Washington, during...
Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe...
When Theresa Burroughs came of voting age, she was ready to cast her ballot — but she had...
Sanitation workers Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieves worked together for nearly ten years on...
In August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue...
Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son, Army...
In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard...
20/Nothing follows Evan Smith, a man who lost his left eye many years ago. This...
Irma is an intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women...
Animated and directed by The Rauch Brothers, these shorts use StoryCorps' original...
John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into...
Filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly talk about their film, The Way We Get By,...


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Upcoming Episodes

Mon 9/24, 10:00pm
Survivors

Through the eyes of two Sierra Leoneans, Survivors presents an intimate portrait of the country during the Ebola outbreak, exposing the complexity of the epidemic and the turmoil that lies in its wake. With filmmaker and pastor Arthur Pratt as...

Mon 10/1, 10:00pm
Dark Money

A century ago, corrupt money swamped Montana's government, but Montanans rose up to prohibit corporate campaign contributions. Today, in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Montana is once again fighting to...