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
Girl Model (Episode #2514H)
KQED 9: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
This film strips away the facade of the modeling industry by following two people whose lives intersect because of it. Ashley is a deeply conflicted American model scout, and 13-year-old Nadya, plucked from a remote Siberian village and promised a lucrative career in Japan, is her latest discovery. As the young girl searches for glamour and an escape from poverty, she confronts the harsh realities of a culture that worships youth -- and an industry that makes perpetual childhood a globally traded commodity. "Girl Model" will be accompanied by two StoryCorps animated shorts: "To R.P. Salazar, with Love" and "Sundays at Rocco's."
- KQED Life: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
- KQED World: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
- KQED World: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
- KQED 9: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
Patti Smith: Dream of Life (Episode #2214H)
KQED Life: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
Shot over 11 years by renowned fashion photographer Steven Sebring, this documentary is an intimate portrait of the legendary rocker, poet and artist. Following Smith's personal reflections over a decade, the film explores her many art forms and the friends and poets who inspired her -- William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Robert Mapplethorpe and Michael Stipe. She emerges as a crucial, contemporary link between the Beats, punks and today's music. Shot in lush, dark tones, featuring rare performance clips and narrated by the artist herself, "Patti Smith: Dream of Life" is an impressionistic journal of a multi-faceted artist that underscores her unique place in American culture. The film is the winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary.
- KQED Life: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
The Light In Her Eyes (Episode #2505H)
KQED World: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur'an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway -- women are claiming space within the mosque. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, "The Light in Her Eyes" offers a portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their aspirations.