POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 300 of the best, boldest and most innovative documentaries to PBS 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.Visit POV Website
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In August 2005, Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Iraq.
Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son.
In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
20/Nothing follows Evan Smith, a man who lost his left eye many years ago.
Bryan Wilmoth and his brother talk about reconnecting.
Grace Lee Boggs, 99, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist.
The Meier brothers' nursery faces the edge of the Garzweiler II coal pit.
Six stories from 10 years of StoryCorps.
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How you deal with where you live can make all the difference.
Developing greater awareness can make all the difference.
Gaining experience can make all the difference.
Identifying and developing mentors, including faculty, can make all the difference.
Overcoming or leaving unhealthy environments can make all the difference.
Taking full advantage of all opportunities can make all the difference.
Not allowing stereotypes define or derail you can make all the difference.
Knowing how to navigate college and faculty resources can make all the difference.
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In 2006, Matt VanDyke left his home and ended up amidst a revolution in the Middle East.
An eye-opening look at the cycle of poverty that fuels human trafficking in Cambodia.
Sudanese civilians facing government bombing celebrate their heritage through music.
Five Chilean women commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death.
A look behind the barricades of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
An extraordinary look into a internet addiction rehab in Beijing, China.
Two parents fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families.
Desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields.