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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.

Episodes

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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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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

Jenn Stanley, a writer, and her father Peter, who works in construction, came to...
In 1997, Darius Clark Monroe was a high school honor student who had never been in...
Cheraton Love is a liberal, and her father-in-law Jim White is conservative. Cheraton...
Across New York City, a bold experiment in participatory democracy is underway. Following...
This film tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968....
Using over 100 years of archival footage, director Sierra Pettengill explores the history...
The city of Cleveland was abuzz on September 27, 1986. Over 1.5 million balloons were...
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the...
Growing up in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra’s world...
Challenging traditional documentary practices with experimental approaches to editing and...
In the hometown of police shooting victim Michael Brown and the surrounding...
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...
Lyle Link felt like a disappointment when he told his father he couldn’t follow him into...
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...
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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