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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The Feeling of Being Watched


A journalist investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood.

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

Stay Close


Home videos and animation tell the story of Keeth Smart, an Olympic Fencer from Brooklyn.

StoryCorps Shorts: You're My Line


Asma was assaulted for speaking Swahili; she talks with her attacker's sister, Dawn.

StoryCorps Shorts: Driving Lessons


Muhammad talks to his dad about what it was like to grow up as the son of cab driver.

StoryCorps Shorts: A Mother's Promise


Maria Rivas and her daughter prepare for her to lose her legal immigration status.

StoryCorps Shorts: The Treasures of Mrs. Grady's Library


Judge Olly Neal recounts how a book cover turned him around academically.