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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.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on PBS
32 Seasons, 441 Episodes
July 5, 1988
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Angela Davis, Deann Borshay, Peter Dinklage, Mohamed Bangura
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POV Full Episode Guide

  • A team of rebel heroines work to change the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted.

  • Journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in an Arab-American neighborhood outside Chicago, she encounters one of the largest counterterrorism probes conducted before 9/11

  • Three brothers confront adult reality when they care for their 93-year-old grandmother.

  • Victims of Spain's dictatorship fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity.

  • An East Java village seeks reparations from the corporation that buried the town in mud.

  • The Nolans return home to save their family's farm from industrial agriculture extinction.

  • A vanity fair of beachgoers hide behind the memory of their compromised social status.

  • Ten-year-old Oleg's life is turned upside down by the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine.

  • Teen innovators prepare for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world.

  • A Yazidi survivor of genocide and sexual slavery tells her story to the United Nations.

  • A town commemorates the 100th anniversary of the deportation of 1,200 immigrant miners.

  • Activists pursue justice for a Filipina transgender woman murdered by a U.S. Marine.

  • Arkansas Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes.

  • Roll Red Roll exposes the culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America.

  • Follow two siblings on an epic, magical excavation of their late grandmother's belongings.

  • Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown.

  • Meet three former "comfort women" forced into military sexual slavery during World War II.

  • A reporter in Montana exposes the shadowy world of anonymous campaign contributions.

  • Meet Sierra Leonean healthcare workers as they heroically face the Ebola epidemic in their country.

  • Hasidic women shatter the glass ceiling by creating Brooklyn's first all-female EMS corps.

  • A mother yearns to escape the hardships of Cuba for a potentially fatal American dream.

  • Follow nurse Nori Sharif through five years of dramatic change in one of the world's most dangerous areas: central Iraq.

  • A rural poet whose writings ponder life, love and pain becomes a sudden star in China.

  • Take an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising, told by the activists leading the movement.

  • A portrait of Beatrice Vio, a Paralympic fencing champion.

  • Despite Taliban threats, a Pakistani woman becomes one of the top female squash players.

  • Lindy begins a journey to search for the 11 jurors with whom she sentenced a man to death.

  • In Qatar, migrant workers for the 2022 World Cup compete in their own soccer tournament.

  • Plunge into the fire of Tultepec, Mexico, the site of the National Pyrotechnic Festival.

  • Find out why a Korean opera singer leads his children's choir to produce a musical in India.

  • Watch an intimate film capturing eight years in the life of a black family from Philadelphia.

  • Follow Bill Nye as he seeks to change the world through science.

POV Video Clips & Extras

The Distant Barking Of Dogs Clip (01:57:00)

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