POV

POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented over 500 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

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Mother's Day

08:08

Once a year on Mother's Day, a charity buses children to prisons to visit their mothers.



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A Conversation With My Black Son

05:00

Parents recount telling their black sons that they may be targets of racial profiling.

Do Not Resist

01:10:21

A vital and influential exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the US.

StoryCorps Shorts: The Temple of Knowledge

02:47

A story for anyone who’s ever dreamt of spending a night in a library.

StoryCorps Shorts: Tom's War

02:25

Tom Geerdes remembers his long journey toward healing after returning home from the war.

Raising Bertie

01:23:35

A portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age.

Our Voices Are Rarely Heard

05:25

A day-in-the-life inside one of the most notorious supermax prisons in the US.