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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StoryCorps Shorts: Silvia's Legacy


A California teenager gets sent to Louisiana for a summer with her great-grandmother.

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Mother's Day


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

Do Not Resist


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

A Conversation With My Black Son


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

StoryCorps Shorts: The Temple of Knowledge


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

StoryCorps Shorts: Tom's War


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

Raising Bertie


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