Study finds POV and Independent Lens are TV's most diverse doc series

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POV and Independent Lens are television’s most diverse documentary series, new study finds

POV and Independent Lens are the most diverse documentary series on commercial and public television, according to a study by the Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI). With options for both documentary filmmakers and viewers multiplying, CMSI posed the questions: Is public television still distinctive? What makes public television different in the growing documentary landscape? CMSI identified diversity as "one potential measure of the differentiation between publicly funded and commercial media, particularly for documentaries." Focusing on the past two seasons of content from documentary series, CMSI says, "Independent filmmakers with a diverse team or characters have options these days, but their best bet is still public TV." Read more.

America ReFramed takes in the wisdom and experience of elders, Oct. 27: ‘Before You Know It’ and Nov. 3: ‘Yellow Fever’

Take an intimate look at the challenges of aging in the LGBTQ community in Before You Know It (dir. PJ Raval) on Tues., Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. ET. Then celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the inspiring story of Army veteran Tina Garnanez and a group of Navajo grandmothers in the environmental documentary Yellow Fever (dir. Sophie Rousmaniere) on Tues., Nov. 3. at 8 p.m. ET.

Watch America ReFramed on the WORLD Channel (check local listings) and engage with us on Youtube, Twitter @AmericaReFramed and Facebook.

Empire. Credit: Eline Jongsma & Kel O'Neill

POV Digital wins three AIVA 2015 Davey Awards!

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) has bestowed POV Interactive Shorts with three Davey Awards. With nearly 4,000 entries from across the U.S. and around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small agencies, firms and companies worldwide. The Awards are judged and overseen by AIVA, a 700-plus member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. POV Interactive Shorts received a Gold Davey for Online Film and Video-Documentary, and two Silver Daveys for Interactive Multimedia-Other and Online Film and Video-Interactive Video. Read more.

Join ITVS for a webinar about the Peabody Awards

What makes a Peabody Award-winner? Join ITVS on Tues., Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, for a webinar with Dr. Jeffrey P. Jones and Dr. Nathaniel Kohn, who will discuss what goes on behind the scenes of the prestigious Peabody Awards, where a program must receive the unanimous approval of all 17 Peabody Board members in order to win. Does your film have what it takes? Don’t miss this rare opportunity to ask the experts what makes a submission shine. Click here to register for the webinar.

Celebrate the power of documentary at United Nations Association Film Festival 

Celebrate the power of films that spotlight human rights, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, racism, children’s health, universal education and more at the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF​) in Palo Alto., Calif. UNAFF gives audiences and filmmakers an early glimpse of films that highlight the state of human rights and culture around the world, and promotes education, awareness and social change. The festival, which continues through Oct. 25, features free panel discussions where renowned experts discuss such topics as climate change, health and the impact of social media.

A night with POV at Photoville 2015. Credit: Alexandra Vasquez

Doc Talk on POV’s documentary blog

A night with POV at Photoville 2015
Photoville’s fourth exhibition welcomed 76,000 visitors this year in Brooklyn Bridge Park over the span of 10 days.

Doc Soup: Field of Vision marries documentary with journalism
Oscar-winning director Laura Poitras, filmmaker and doc impresario AJ Schnack and former Hot Docs programmer Charlotte Cook have started a new documentary platform, Field of Vision. It is an extension of The Intercept, a modern muckraking outfit that is backed by First Look Media and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

Doc Soup: Ross Sutherland remixes nonfiction storytelling
Stand By for Tape Back-Up is a miraculously accomplished hybrid of poetry, documentary, rap and video art.

Join the conversation about all things documentary on POV's Documentary Blog!
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November is Native American Heritage Month:

Plan screenings now of:  
Up Heartbreak Hill
Sun Kissed
Standing Silent Nation
In The Light of Reverence

Start conversations with discussion guides and reading lists for each film.

Visit POV’s Local Screenings Map

Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional funding comes from Wyncote Foundation, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, The Fledgling Fund, Marguerite Casey Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Ettinger Foundation, 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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