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  • 1988
  • 35 Seasons
  • 7.8  (206)

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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Seasons
I Didn't See You There
17. I Didn't See You There
January 9, 2023
When a circus tent goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches into a meditative journey exploring the history of freakdom, vision, and (in)visibility. Shot from the director's physical perspective — mounted to his wheelchair or handheld — I Didn't See You There serves as a clear rebuke to the norm of disabled people being seen and not heard. Winner, 2022 Sundance, U.S. Documentary Director and Grand Jury Prize nominee.
Let the Little Light Shine
16. Let the Little Light Shine
December 12, 2022
Summary is not available.
Midwives
15. Midwives
November 21, 2022
POV delves into the lives of two midwives – one a Buddhist and one a Muslim, who defy strict ethnic divisions to work side by side at a health clinic in western Myanmar, in the absorbing documentary, "Midwives."Directed by Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing and produced by Snow, Emmy Award® winner Mila Aung-Thwin ("Up the Yangtze"), Bob Moore ("Last Train Home") and Ulla Lehmann ("Wood and Water"), "Midwives" makes its national broadcast premiere on POV.
An Act of Worship
14. An Act of Worship
October 17, 2022
This counter-narrative and collective memory are of the past 30 years of Muslim life in America.
Accepted
13. Accepted
October 10, 2022
An article exposes the controversial methods of the founder of a prestigious prep school in Louisiana.
The Last Out
12. The Last Out
October 3, 2022
Three Cuban baseball players risk exile so they can chase their dreams of playing in the major leagues.
Delikado
11. Delikado
September 26, 2022
Three leaders work with Indigenous communities to save their natural resources on the Philippine island of Palawan.
Love & Stuff
10. Love & Stuff
September 5, 2022
Summary is not available.
Faya Dayi
9. Faya Dayi
August 29, 2022
A look at khat, a euphoria-inducing plant, and the lives of harvesters of the crop in Harar, Ethiopia, and the people lost in its narcotic haze.
President
8. President
August 8, 2022
How the new leader of Zimbabwe's opposition party Nelson Chamisa challenges the acting president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in the 2018 general election.
He's My Brother
7. He's My Brother
August 1, 2022
Christine's brother Peter experiences his world through touch, smell, and taste. Now 30 years old, Peter's family is having trouble finding the proper care for his multiple disabilities. He's My Brother explores how the family works to assure him a dignified life once the parents are gone – and Christine's own uncertainties about one day becoming his primary caregiver.
Winter's Yearning
6. Winter's Yearning
July 25, 2022
How Greenland reckons with its Danish colonial past and the promised future by a U.S. company building a smelting plant. The plant could be the nation's first steps towards economic renewal and political sovereignty.
Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust
5. Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust
July 18, 2022
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films.
Wuhan Wuhan
4. Wuhan Wuhan
July 11, 2022
Summary is not available.
On the Divide
3. On the Divide
April 18, 2022
The lives of three Latinx people connect at the last abortion clinic on the U.S./Mexico border in McAllen, Texas.
On the Divide
2. On the Divide
April 1, 2022
The lives of three Latinx people connect at the last abortion clinic on the U.S./Mexico border in McAllen, Texas.
Not Going Quietly
1. Not Going Quietly
January 24, 2022
A rising star in progressive politics and new father, Ady Barkan's life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. After a chance encounter with a powerful Senator on an airplane catapults him to fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists ignite a once-in-a-generation movement for universal healthcare, in a journey that transforms his belief in what is possible for the country and for his family.
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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.

POV is a series that is currently running and has 35 seasons (486 episodes). The series first aired on July 5, 1988.

Where to Watch POV

POV is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch POV on demand at , PBS and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 5, 1988
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (206)