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  • I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful

    Full Episode

    S 2012 : Ep 09.20.12 - 9/21/12

    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.

  • Granito: Filmmaker Interview featuring Pamela Yates

    Full Episode

    S 2012 : Ep 06.27.12 -

    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.moreless
  • StoryCorps Shorts: She Was The One

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    9/7/11

    From the moment Richard Pecorella met Karen Juday, he knew she was the one. They were inseparable until Sept. 11, 2001, the day that two planes attacked the World Trade Center towers. Richard remembers watching helplessly from his office in Brooklyn as the towers fell, knowing that Karen was at work there.moreless
  • If a Tree Falls: Interview with Sam Cullman

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    8/13/11

    The co-director of 'If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,' Sam Cullman, talks about FBI informants, radical environmentalism and post-9/11 counterterrorism efforts. He describes how the film came together, how he and his co-director gained trust from their subjects and how they found the archival footage that constitutes a good portion of the film.moreless
  • Behind the Lens - Mugabe and the White African

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    7/26/11

    Filmmaker Lucy Bailey talks with Geoffrey Smith, whose films 'Presumed Guilty' and 'The English Surgeon' premiered on POV, about her powerful film 'Mugabe and the White African.' Bailey addresses the risks and dangers of filming in Zimbabwe, as well as ethical concerns for documentary filmmakers.moreless
  • Behind the Lens - Enemies of the People

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    7/12/11

    Filmmaker Rob Lemkin sits down with Geoffrey Smith, whose films "The English Surgeon" and "Presumed Guilty" premiered on POV, to talk about "Enemies of the People." Lemkin describes how he met his co-director, Thet Sambath, and Sambath's unique way of gaining the trust of the Khmer Rouge killers for the film.moreless
  • The Shearing of Sheep

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    7/5/11

    In this clip associated with the "Sweetgrass" lesson plan, sheep are sheared in early spring to prepare for the trek to summer pasture in the mountains.
  • Behind the Lens - Sweetgrass

    Segment

    7/5/11

    Filmmakers Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor discuss the making of "Sweetgrass." They describe the difficulties that came with filming a sheep drive through mountains, as well as their distinctive aesthetic choices for the film.moreless
  • Docking and Castrating Lambs

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    7/5/11

    In this clip from "Sweetgrass," bucks are castrated, their tails are cut (docked), and the ends of their ears are cut to distinguish them from female lambs.
  • Sin PaAs: Back in Guatemala

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    8/10/12

    In this deleted scene from Sin País, Sam and Elida struggle with being away from their children in the United States.
  • The Barber of Birmingham: The Worst Thing a Man Can Do

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    8/10/12

    Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong remembers how he always thought that the worst thing a man could do was "nothing."
  • Sin PaAs: Film Update

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    8/10/12

    With Sam and Elida allowed to return to the United States on a temporary visa, the Mejia family celebrates but also recounts how deportation has affected and continues to affect their family.
  • The Barber of Birmingham: Integrating the Schools

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    8/10/12

    James Armstrong and his son remember the historic moment when their local school became integrated and the Armstrong boys became some of the first black students to attend.
  • POV Short Cuts - Preview

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    8/9/12

    Savor brief documentaries, including an Oscar nominee, a Student Academy Award® winner and '?StoryCorps.'? 8/9/2012
  • Up Heartbreak Hill: Meeting for Thomas

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    7/27/12

    As Thomas gets ready to embark on his life after high school, which may include leaving the Navajo reservation, his family holds a traditional meeting for him.
  • The Light in Her Eyes: The Right to Learn

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    7/20/12

    Houda al-Habash and her daughter Enas explain that there is nothing in the actual faith of Islam that prevents women from getting an education, and it is the cultural norms of their community which typically limits the education of a women and stresses early marriage.moreless
  • The Light in Her Eyes: Young Muslim Women at Lunch

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    7/20/12

    Four young Muslim women discuss marriage and educational goals while at lunch one day in Syria.
  • The Light in Her Eyes: Dr. Iman Al-Jabi

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    7/20/12

    Dr. Iman Al-Jabi, a dentist in Syria, lives a pious life, obeying religious laws, while shrugging off the typical gender roles assigned to women by cultural norms rather than the faith of Islam itself.moreless
  • The Light in Her Eyes: Teaching the Qur'an

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    7/20/12

    Hind Tabab, one of the teachers at Houda al-Habash's school, explains how her extensive education led her to being a teacher. Holding degrees in various subjects, she works as an English teacher at a public school in addition to teaching the memorization of the Qur'an.moreless
  • Light in Her Eyes: The Biggest Challenge for Muslim Women

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    7/20/12

    Two women show that it is cultural norms and customs, as advocated my conservative male clerics, present the biggest challenge for women in the Muslim world, rather than conservative religious behaviors. Distinguishing between these two brings a better understanding of how women can empower themselves in a Muslim community, while still living under religious laws.moreless
  • Where The Heart Roams - Trailer

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    7/13/12

    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.moreless
  • Guilty Pleasures: Filmmaker Interview with Julie Moggan

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    7/10/12

    Director Julie Moggan sits down with filmmaker Geoffrey Smith to talk about delving into the world of romance novels, and the ethics of making humorous documentaries.
  • Granito: Descubriendo los Desapredidos (En EspaAol)

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    6/29/12

    In this short video companion to 'Granito: How to Nail a Dictator,' a forensic archivist and a forensic anthropologist explain the steps that led them to uncovering the stories of those disappeared during the Guatemalan genocide.moreless
  • Racing Dreams - Trailer

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    2/23/12

    '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
  • Racing Dreams - Trailer

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    2/23/12

    '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
  • Back Home

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    11/10/11

    In this clip from 'Where Soldiers Come From,' Dom and Bodi return home from Afghanistan and begin the reintegration process. Dom is more irritable, and Bodi is concerned about his traumatic brain injury diagnosis.moreless
  • Dom's Truck Is Hit by an IED in Afghanistan

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    11/10/11

    In this clip from 'Where Soldiers Come From,' Dom's truck is hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) while on patrol in Afghanistan. After being treated, he returns home and shares the story with his family.moreless
  • Dom's Truck Is Hit by an IED in Afghanistan

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    11/10/11

    In this clip from 'Where Soldiers Come From,' Dom's truck is hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) while on patrol in Afghanistan. After being treated, he returns home and shares the story with his family.moreless
  • What Was It Like in Afghanistan?

    Clip

    11/10/11

    Bodi and Cole, two of the soldiers featured in Heather Courtney's documentary 'Where Soldiers Come From,' talk about the state of Afghanistan during their deployment. Both young men describe it as something they had never experienced before, and remember the living conditions of the Afghan people.moreless
  • Where Soldiers Come From - Trailer

    Clip

    11/10/11

    From a small town in northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan, "Where Soldiers Come From" follows the journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard after graduating from high school. It chronicles the young men's transformation from teenagers to soldiers to 23-year-old combat veterans, the film offers an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars.moreless
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