- 6 Films to Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Celebrate the diversity of identities that has enriched the country's history and explore with your community the stories created by, about and for Asian Americans.
- Entering the Edit With Karen Schmeer Fellow Leigh Johnson
In the third edition of Enter the Edit, our guide will be 2017 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow Leigh Johnson.
- Fellowship, Residency or Lab – Which Is Best for Your Project?
For both established and emerging mediamakers, fellowships, residencies and labs provide various types of support for the development and completion of your project.
- Featured Event: Evanston Public Library screens 'All the Difference'
Join Evanston Public Libary for a free screening of 'All The Difference' as part of Evanston Reads: The Other Wes Moore.
- POV Acquires Second Oscar-Nominated Short '4.1 Miles' for 2017 Broadcast on PBS
An Academy Award nominee in Best Documentary (Short Subject), the film joins Joe's Violin as one of two Oscar-nominated shorts debuting on the public television showcase's 30th season.
- Camera, Lens, Drone! The Documentary Gear to Keep, Add or Remove From Your Kit
The basics of documentary storytelling don't change all that much, but the tools for creating films evolve.
- POV Acquires Oscar-Nominated Short 'Joe's Violin' for 2017 Broadcast on PBS
Music Connects Holocaust Survivor and Bronx Schoolgirl in Film Nominated for Academy Award in Best Documentary Short Subject
- 4 Films to Open Dialogue Around Refugees
As the nation's policymakers debate how to respond to refugees, community members may seek out resources that help open dialogue around the issues.
- American Documentary | POV Kicks off 30th Anniversary Year With New Board Chair, Sundance Premieres and More
Celebrated documentary institution American Documentary | POV announces new board leadership and initiatives coinciding with the organization's 30th anniversary.
- Understanding the Colombian Peace Process Through Documentary Film
The nonfiction films that illustrate some of the main causes of the Colombian armed conflict and its peace process.
- An Ode to Google Sheets: Creating a Basic Library and Taxonomy
Never underestimate the power of spreadsheets when organizing a project and setting up a system.
- Hospice Patients Embrace Life with Music in POV Documentary 'Seven Songs for a Long Life' to premiere on PBS Series on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
Hospice care is rarely associated with song and dance, unless the songs happen to be dirges or solemn hymns. But a new hospice-centered documentary, 'Seven Songs for a Long Life,' sings a very different tune.
- American Documentary's Year in Review
With the new year in sight, it's a great time to look back on 2016. Here are some of our favorite highlights.
- Enter the Edit: Activating Feelings of Immediacy and Intimacy With a Film
How to make the audience feel like they're in the moment.
- 10 Minutes with Filmmaker Nanfu Wang: Hooligan Sparrow and Activism in China
Have you ever seen a documentary and thought to yourself, "I can't believe they filmed that and lived to tell it"?
- Docu-Series 'America Divided' is the Latest to Chronicle New York's Housing Crisis
'America Divided' is the latest entry into the canon of films about New York City's housing crisis.
- POV Receives the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism
The Missouri School of Journalism awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism to POV in recognition of almost three decades of creating public dialogue about important social issues through documentary journalism.
- 10 Minutes With Robert Kenner: What We Need to Know About Making Command & Control and Nuclear Weapons
Walking out of a screening of 'Command and Control', I turned to my colleague Kait and said "Well, I'm definitely not going to be able to sleep tonight."