Dalya’s Other Country is the story of how Dalya, a Syrian girl, and her family face adjusting to a new, very different culture – and how her life has changed since she and her family were displaced from their home city of Aleppo in Syria’s ongoing conflict.
Dalya’s Other Country with two equally timely shorts: the Oscar®-nominated 4.1 Miles, which follows local coast guard officers stationed off the Greek island of Lesbos, where thousands of migrants have braved the Mediterranean to flee conflicts at home; and From Damascus to Chicago – two young Syrian siblings recently resettled in Chicago enroll in a dance class as their family navigates a new city and country.
Dalya’s Other Country, 4.1 Miles and From Damascus to Chicago premiere on POV on PBS on Monday, June 26th.
A ninety-one year old man donates an old violin to a New York program for putting musical instruments into the hands of underprivileged kids.
It’s a simple story – until you learn the history behind it – a story that became the inspiration for the Academy Award®-nominated documentary short feature, Joe’s Violin. The story of how a connection was formed between a Holocaust survivor and a twelve-year old Bronx schoolgirl…
POV, the critically acclaimed documentary series on PBS, has acquired the the film for broadcast on PBS later this year.
PBS’ documentary series POV will air the documentary Hooligan Sparrow – the story of Chinese women’s rights activist Ye Haiyan (above) who takes on a school principal and a member of the education bureaucracy who abducted six students (aged 11-14), took them to a hotel and raped them.
The film, the first by Nanfu Wang, was a selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Hooligan Sparrow airs on Monday, October 17th on PBS. Check your local listings for times and read on for more details.
The press release for POV’s The Birth of Saké begins, ‘There’s a lot more to saké—the legendary Japanese rice wine—than most drinkers realize. The best bottles embody a 2,000-year tradition that is painstaking, precise, incredibly labor-intensive and increasingly rare. Its creation is a cross between producing great art and raising “an unruly child.”’
That statement may actually be underselling the process. See why I say that by checking out The Birth of Saké when it premieres on PBS on Manday, September 5th. For more, follow the jump.
The Act of Killing features Indonesian death squad leaders like Anwar Congo (above, center), dramatizing their acts – from slaughtering whole villages to offering a victim a last cigarette before killing him.
One of the most shocking documentaries ever made, The Act of Killing, will premiere as part of PBS’ POV series on Monday, October 6th (check local listings for times). For futher details follow the jump.
Banker White and Anna Fitch’s poignant documentary The Genius of Marian is the story of one family’s efforts to cope with Alzheimer’s as wife and mother Pam White is diagnosed with the disease that ravaged her mother – the painter Marian Williams Steele.
With September being the third global World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, PBS is airing this timely documentary as part of its POV (Point of View) documentary series on Monday, September 8th (10/9C). For more, follow the jump.