Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson are Iraq veterans who came home with demons. In order to deal them, they decided to walk from Milwaukee to Santa Barbara – while also raising awareness of the pandemic of suicides among veterans. POV is telling their story in a documentary called Almost Sunrise – appropriately premiering following Veteran’s […]
POV Presents Dalya’s Other Country – A Syrian Girl Making Her Way In America!
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 […]
POV Acquires Oscar-Nominated Short Joe’s Violin for 2017 Broadcast on PBS!
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 […]
Chinese Women’s Rights Activist Takes On Officials Accused Of Raping Their Students!
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 […]
The Birth of Saké: I’ll Drink To That!
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 […]
Shocking Oscar®-Nominated The Act of Killing Premieres on October 6th!
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 […]
POV’s Poignant The Genius of Marian Reflects World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month!
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 […]