POV is a television program produced and aired on PBS stations across the United States. The show airs independent nonfiction documentaries that would not normally be seen by the majority of viewers. POV are the initials standing for "point of view" since the documentaries aired are typically from the viewpoint of a person or group organization. It is the longest running television show airing independent films with 14-16 being shown each year.
A great number of directors have been featured on POV including Michael Moore, best known for his inflammatory documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, also Errol Morris, Michael Apted, and Ross McElwee. The films presented by these directors and others typically showcase a social issue or follow the life of a person or persons as they conduct themselves in everyday activities.
POV has been on air since July 5, 1988 and has currently aired over 300 different independent documentary films. There has been a total of 24 seasons with the show entering it's 25th season fairly soon in 2013. It is a well known show and has garnered critical acclaim and fame for its work in displaying independent film. The films shown on POV have gone on to win three Oscars, 15 Peabody awards, a Webby award, 32 Emmys, 36 Cine Golden Eagles among a great number of other awards and prizes. Some of the great documentary films shown on the show include The Lost Boys of Sudan, Bright Leaves, Prison Town USA, and Food Inc.
As a television show, POV is considered to be one of the greatest shows for displaying the variety of American documentary films and film making. Airing the greatest documentaries on TV has led to its acclaim. Its long accomplishments has allowed it to continue airing the greatest of these.
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A 15-year-old Russian performer, Egor, leaves home and family to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark's most promising young dancers. Although very different, Egor and Mie connect over their passion for Latin dance, and for winning.
Getting Back to the Abnormal centers on the rebuilding of New Orleans, and serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative.
Niko Von Glasow profiles some of the participants at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
The story of social activist, Grace Lee Boggs. Nearly a century old, she's spent most of her life fighting for civil rights and female equality.