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  • 2012
    • Nostalgia for the Light
      Nostalgia for the Light
      Episode 10.25.12
      Patricio Guzmán's Nostalgia for the Light is a remarkable meditation on memory, history and eternity. Chile'?s remote Atacama Desert, 10,000 feet above sea level, provides stunningly clear views of the heavens for astronomers. But it also holds secrets from the past: human remains, from pre-Columbian mummies to the bones of political prisoners "disappeared" during the Pinochet dictatorship.moreless
    • Sun Kissed: Filmmaker Interview with Maya Stark and Adi Lavy
      Filmmakers Maya Stark and Adi Lavy talk about their film 'Sun Kissed,' which follows a Navajo couple as they search for answers about the origins of a rare skin disease, XP, which affected both of their children. The filmmakers describe their reasons for making the film as well as the responsibility that comes with telling a personal and sensitive story in a documentary.moreless
    • Sun Kissed
      Sun Kissed
      Episode 10.18.12
      When a Navajo couple uncovers a hidden link between their children'?s rare genetic disorder and the American government'?s conquest of their tribe, their lives are changed forever.
    • Give Up Tomorrow
      Give Up Tomorrow
      Episode 10.04.12
      'Give Up Tomorrow' exposes shocking corruption within the judicial system of the Philippines in one of the most sensational trials in the country'?s history. Two grieving mothers, entangled in a case that ends a nation'?s use of capital punishment but fails to free an innocent man, dedicate more than a decade to executing or saving him.moreless
    • Give Up Tomorrow: Filmmaker Interview
      Filmmakers Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco discuss the making of 'Give Up Tomorrow,' challenges they faced with filming a subject on death row, and the ethics involved in telling a story that hits close to home.
    • El Velador: Filmmaker Interview with Natalia Almada
      "Acclaimed filmmaker Natalia Almada, whose \'El General\' and \'Al Otro Lado\' both premiered on POV, talks about the making of her new documentary \'El Velador.\' She describes the conception of the film, her aesthetic choices, and her creative production process which culminated in a visually beautiful, cinematic film about violence without any violence in it.moreless
    • El Velador (The Night Watchman)
      From dusk to dawn, 'El Velador' accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico'?s most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead.moreless
    • I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful

      Jonathan Demme's portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans follows Carolyn Parker, a lifelong resident of the Lower Ninth Ward, who is fighting for the right to rebuild both her home and her community.

    • I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful
      "Jonathan Demme'?s portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans tells the story of Carolyn Parker, a lifelong resident of the Lower Ninth Ward, who is fighting for the right to rebuild her home and community.
    • The Barber of Birmingham
      The Barber of Birmingham
      Episode 08.10.12

      James Armstrong, whose barbershop in Alabama has been a hub for haircuts and civil rights for over 50 years, celebrates the election of the first black president.

    • Sin Pais
      Sin Pais
      Episode 08.03.12

      Sin País (Without Country)delves into one family's complex and emotional journey involving deportation.

    • Sin Pais (En Espanol)
      Sin Pais (En Espanol)
      Episode 08.04.12

      Sin País (Without Country) delves into one family's complex and emotional journey involving deportation.

    • Short Cuts
      Short Cuts
      Episode 08.09.12

      POV presents a series of brief documentaries including an Academy Award nominee, a Student Academy Award winner and a new chapter of StoryCorps.

    • The Barber of Birmingham: Social Screening with Robin Fryday
      This segment supports a social screening of the Oscar-nominated short film 'The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement.' Feel free to discuss the film and send in questions for filmmaker Robin Fryday who will be joining us for a discussion about the film at http://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/3xbrf
    • Up Heartbreak Hill
      Up Heartbreak Hill
      Episode 07.26.12

      Take a closer look at two young native americans and their struggles with the modern world and their native cultures.

    • The Light in Her Eyes
      The Light in Her Eyes
      Episode 07.20.12

      A portrait of a Syrian leader who challenges women to live according to Islam without giving up their hopes and dreams.

    • Guilty Pleasures
      Guilty Pleasures
      Episode 07.13.12

      Join us for an amusing and informative look at the international phenomenon of romance novels.

    • The City Dark
      The City Dark
      Episode 07.05.12

      POV of the world after dusk.

    • Granito de Arena: CA3mo Atrapar a un Dictador (En EspaAol)
      A veces una película hace historia, no sólo la documenta. En parte thriller político, en parte memorias, Pamela Yates nos transporta atrás en el tiempo a través de un fascinante y evocador relato de un genocidio y vuelve al presente de la mano de unos personajes unidos por el destino y por la búsqueda para llevar a un dictador terrible ante la justicia.moreless
    • The filmmaking team behind 'Granito: How to Nail a Dictator' discuss the Guatemalan genocide and the way their previous film When the Mountains Tremble was able to provide key evidence for indicting generals who were responsible for the killings.
    • Granito: How to Nail a Dictator
      In a stunning milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court recently charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war in the 1980s '? and Pamela Yates'? 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble, provided key evidence for bringing the indictment. Granito: How to Nail a Dictator tells the extraordinary story of how a film helped tip the scales of justice.moreless
    • My Reincarnation: Filmmaker Interview with Jennifer Fox

      Follow Tibetan Buddhist Monk Namkhai Norbu as he spreads Buddhism throughout the world.

    • Cuando las MontaAas Tiemblan (En EspaAol)
      Guatemala, 1982. El ejército intensifica la represión contra los indígenas maya. Cuando las Montañas Tiemblan, filmado en aquellos meses, fijará para siempre los hechos acontecidos. En el centro de la lucha que la mayoría indígena libra contra una herencia de opresión estatal, surge la voz exiliada de su pueblo: Rigoberta Menchú. Antesala histórica de Granito de Arena: Cómo Atrapar a un Dictador.moreless
    • When the Mountains Tremble
      When the Mountains Tremble
      Episode 06.21.12
      When the Mountains Tremble filmed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemalan Army's repression against the Mayan indigenous people, has become a classic political documentary. It describes the struggle of the largely Indian peasantry against a heritage of state and foreign oppression. Centered on the experiences of Rigoberta Menchú, the film is a prequel to 'Granito: How to Nail a Dictator.'moreless
    • Filmmaker interview: Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson
      Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson, two documentary filmmakers whose work has shown multiple times on POV, reflect on what first got them into the game, why they enjoy filmmaking, and how they adjust their filmmaking process with each production.
    • Filmmaker Interview: George Stoney (2012)
      Documentary legend George Stoney talks with one of his collaborators about why he collaborates on docs, what first brought him to the genre, and why he keeps doing it.
    • Racing Dreams - Filmmaker Interview
      Inner-city politics, radical environmentalism and now NASCAR - Marshall Curry's documentaries delve into the human sides of timely stories. In this interview, Curry describes the making of Racing Dreams and the "tweens" in the film who have big goals of becoming professional NASCAR drivers.
    • Racing Dreams
      Racing Dreams
      Episode 02.23.12
      'Racing Dreams' chronicles a year in the life of three "tweens" who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. Though they aren't old enough for driver's licenses, Brandon, Josh, and Annabeth race extreme go-karts at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in the World Karting Association's national series. The film is a humorous and heartbreaking portrait of racing, young love and family struggle.moreless
    • Where The Heart Roams
      Where The Heart Roams
      Episode 07.13.12
      Romance novels comprise nearly half the paperback books sold in America. Chiffon-shrouded, jewel-laden, flower-bedecked Barbara Cartland has written hundreds of them. And filmmaker George Csicsery has given his heart to this fascinating subculture where all the women are beautiful, all the men are mysterious and all the endings are happy.
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