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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POV Shorts: Making Memories


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

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POV Shorts: Joe's Violin


A donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship.

POV Shorts: Water Warriors


A community resists.

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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.



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

StoryCorps Shorts: Driving Lessons


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