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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Happy Winter


A vanity fair of beach goers hide behind the memory of their compromised social status.

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The Distant Barking of Dogs


Ten-year-old Oleg's life is turned upside down by the on-going war in Eastern Ukraine.

StoryCorps Shorts: The Drill


“I’m a mother. And I don’t know what to say.”

POV Shorts: The Changing Same


One man runs a marathon in hopes of lifting the veil of racial terror in his town.

StoryCorps Shorts: A Life Worth Living


“That was the first time that anyone was proud to say that they loved me.”

StoryCorps Shorts: Love Lost, and Found


“I had to be who I wasn’t so that I could survive.”

StoryCorps Shorts: The Door She Opened


“I knew I was a girl. And so that weekend, I got to be me.”