Learn more about American Documentary's major projects.
POV films have won every major film and broadcasting award including 34 Emmys, 18 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards, the first-ever George Polk Documentary Film Award and the Prix Italia.
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Through the lens of 26 independent films, America ReFramed tells the many stories of a transforming American culture and its broad diversity. In these weekly 60 or 90 minute independent films, the series takes an unfiltered look at relevant domestic topics (healthcare, immigration, the workplace, and politics) with personal storytelling tied to programming social themes.
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BEHIND THE LENS
Since launching our series, POV has featured on-camera interviews with filmmakers about their artistic choices, the challenges and inspirations for their work, and the technical advances that have changed the filmmaking process.
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True Lives is a new programming initiative that revisits classic documentaries from the POV series, as well as other films that have not aired on POV, repackaging them into themed collections for broadcast by public television stations, including PDP stations.
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