This series presents an array of groundbreaking and distinctive perspectives on contemporary life as chronicled by some of America' s and Europe's most visionary non-fiction filmmakers.
POV Previous Broadcasts
Biblioburro, The Donkey Library (Episode #2405H)
KQED World: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 3:00 PM
"Biblioburro" is the story of a librarian - and a library - like no other. A decade ago, Colombian teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of a poor and violence-ridden province. As Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat, his library on hooves carries an inspirational message about education and a better future for Colombia. His efforts have attracted worldwide attention - and imitators - but his story has never been better told than in this film.
El Velador (The Night Watchman) (Episode #2509)
KQED 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
Award-winning director Natalia Almada ("Al Otro Lado," POV, 2005; "El General," POV, 2009) returns with a mesmerizing new film. From dusk to dawn, "El Velador (The Night Watchman)" accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful (Episode #2508)
KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
In 2005, Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme set out to document the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. When he met Carolyn Parker, what began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil rights activist. "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful" is Demme's account of Parker's five-year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon-green house, her church, her community -- and her life.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
Presumed Guilty (Episode #2307)
KQED World: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
Imagine being picked up off the street, told you have committed a murder you know nothing about and then finding yourself sentenced to 20 years in jail. In December 2005 this happened to Tono Zuniga in Mexico City and, like thousands of other innocent people, he was wrongfully imprisoned. "Presumed Guilty" is the story of two young lawyers and their struggle to free Zuniga. With no background in film, Roberto Hernandez and Layda Negrete set about recording the injustices they were witnessing, enlisting acclaimed director Geoffrey Smith to tell this dramatic story.
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 4:00 AM