Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action.

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Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyncote Foundation. Additional funding comes from The John S. and James Knight Foundation, Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, Reva & David Logan Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Chicago Media Project, Lefkofsky Family Foundation, Sage Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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Outside of El Chapo's Brooklyn trial, his mythology appears in spectacles and selfies.

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Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas.



Critiquing the lack of diversity in on-screen representation in Britain today.



In the town of Juchitán, Méxcio, the world is not divided simply into males and females.



An examination of the ways trauma repeats and reinvents itself in rural Black communities.

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Stories about history and memory, with a 21st-century twist.

POV Shorts: Water Warriors


A community resists.