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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Our Time Machine


When an artist realizes that his father has Alzheimer’s, he creates “Papa’s Time Machine.”

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StoryCorps Shorts: Learning to Fly


Growing up on his family farm in South Carolina, Drew Lanham was fascinated by birds.

In My Blood It Runs


A feature documentary about Aboriginal boy Dujuan growing up in Alice Springs, Australia.

StoryCorps Shorts: Where I Come From


Barnie Botone was 22 years old when he got his very first job on the railroad.

Love Child


A political love story about Leila, her secret love Sahand and their escape from Iran

Portraits and Dreams


Former students reflect on visionary photos they made in the 1970s and their present lives

StoryCorps Shorts: The View From Here


Barb Abelhauser worked in an office for 14 years until one day she become a bridgetender.