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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.

Farmsteaders airs Saturday at 11:00 p.m. 

Episodes

Season 32
Episode 202
When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada,...
Season 32
Episode 201
In the Florida Panhandle lies the provincial town of Marianna, Florida, where one native...
Season 32
Episode 14
Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change...
Season 32
Episode 13
In the Chicago suburb where journalist Assia Boundaoui grew up, most residents in her...
Season 32
Episode 12
Life’s easy for Diego, who works in a surf shop and performs on the boardwalk for...
Season 32
Episode 10
A multinational natural gas drilling company is believed to be responsible for the...
Season 32
Episode 9
Clear-eyed and intimate, Farmsteaders follows Nick Nolan and his young family on a...
Season 32
Episode 8
Every summer on Palermo's Mondello beach, over 1,000 cabins are built in preparation of...
Season 32
Episode 7
The Distant Barking of Dogs follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg over a...
Season 32
Episode 6
Passionate teenage innovators from around the globe create cutting-edge solutions to...
Season 32
Episode 4
Radically combining documentary and scripted elements, Bisbee '17 follows several members...
Season 32
Episode 2
The spotlight is beaming on drag shows and a passion play in an Arkansas town. The Gospel...
Season 32
Episode 1
At a pre-season party in small-town Steubenville, Ohio, the now-infamous sexual assault...

Specials

Stay Close blends home videos and animation in an expressionistic montage to tell the...
Asma Jama was assaulted in a Minnesota Applebee’s for speaking Swahili. The attacker’s...
Judge Olly Neal grew up in Arkansas in the ’50s and didn’t care much for high school. One...
Muhammad Faridi talks to his father about what it was like to grow up as the son of a NYC...
Maria Rivas and her teenage daughter, Emily, are preparing for the possibility of Maria...
Ten-year-old Dezmond Floyd has an open discussion with his mother Tanai about what...
Two people on opposite ends of the political spectrum reflect on the moment that brought...
In 2018, at the age of 63, Dee Westenhauser came out as a transgender woman. But growing...
MJ Seide never thought that she would live a happy, fulfilling life. Then she met her...
Sue McConnell and Kristyn Weed are best friends and Vietnam-era veterans. Although they...
In Brooklyn in the late 1950s, Jay McKnight and his friends spent summer evenings outside...
John Banvard and Jerry Nadeau are military veterans who served in World War II and...
In the summer of 1946, Hunny Feller and her identical twin sister, Bunny, were waitresses...
In 1989, Tabinda Sheikh immigrated from the Dominican Republic and got a job in a New...
Jenn Stanley, a writer, and her father Peter, who works in construction, came to...
In 1997, Darius Clark Monroe was a high school honor student who had never been in...
Cheraton Love is a liberal, and her father-in-law Jim White is conservative. Cheraton...
Across New York City, a bold experiment in participatory democracy is underway. Following...
Using over 100 years of archival footage, director Sierra Pettengill explores the history...
The city of Cleveland was abuzz on September 27, 1986. Over 1.5 million balloons were...
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the...
Growing up in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra’s world...
This film tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968....
Challenging traditional documentary practices with experimental approaches to editing and...
In the hometown of police shooting victim Michael Brown and the surrounding...
From the first roll call of the 1964 school year, William Lynn Weaver was targeted by...
In 1983 the German energy giant RWE started digging for coal in the Garzweiler II pit....
After being drafted in 1969, Tom Geerdes served as an Army medic in the 11th Armored...
With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, we hear inmates' experiences of living...
At eight years old, Storm Reyes was already working full time with other migrant farm...
When Theresa Burroughs came of voting age, she was ready to cast her ballot — but she had...
Sanitation workers Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieves worked together for nearly ten years on...
20/Nothing follows Evan Smith, a man who lost his left eye many years ago. This...
Irma is an intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women...
Animated and directed by The Rauch Brothers, these shorts use StoryCorps' original...
John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into...
Filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly talk about their film, The Way We Get By,...


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