The award-winning series “POV,” which takes its name from a cinema term for “point of view,” is the longest-running showcase on television to feature the work of America’s best contemporary-issue independent filmmakers. Find these unique stories and perspectives on Mondays at 9 p.m. on Arizona PBS.
July 29: “Inventing Tomorrow”
In preparation for the world’s largest convening of high school scientists, teenage innovators from around the globe create cutting-edge solutions to confront environmental threats, while navigating the doubts and insecurities of adolescence. Watch via Passport.
August 5: “The Distant Barking of Dogs”
Follow the life of 10-year-old Oleg and witness the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine. Watch via Passport.
August 12: “Happy Winter”
Every summer on Palermo’s Mondello beach, over 1,000 cabins are built in preparation of the Ferragosto holiday. Centered around a family who goes into debt, three women holding onto the feeling of youth, and a politician seeking votes, this film portrays a vanity fair of beach goers hiding behind the memory of a social status that the economic crisis of recent years has compromised. Watch via Passport.
August 26: “My Love, Don’t Cross That River”
Spouses 89-year-old Kang Gye-yeol and 98-year-old Jo Byeong-man have shared a home for 76 years. While they spend every day together like a newlywed couple, they now must face the reality of their aging romance.
Sept. 4: “Farmsteaders”
As agriculture moves toward large-scale farming, the Nolans return home to resurrect their family’s dairy farm. Clear-eyed and intimate, this film offers an unexpected voice for a forsaken people: those who grow the food that sustains us. Watch online.
Sept. 11: “Grit”
After her town is left submerged by a tsunami of mud, Dian, a politically active teenager, galvanizes her neighbors to demand reparations from the corporate powers accused of one of the largest environmental disasters in recent history. Watch online.
Sept. 30: “The Silence of Others”
Learn about the struggle of victims and survivors of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco as they organize the groundbreaking “Argentine Lawsuit” and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity.
Oct. 7: “América”
Diego lives away from his family, where he scrubs wax in a surf shop by day and stilt-walks the malecon by night. He returns home after his grandmother, América, falls from her bed, leading to his father’s arrest for elder neglect. (Also Tue. 10/8 at 3 a.m.)
Oct. 14: “The Feeling of Being Watched”
When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in an Arab American neighborhood outside Chicago, she uncovers one of the largest counterterrorism probes conducted before 9/11, one that has had profound impacts on the community. (Also Tue. 10/15 at 3 a.m.)
Oct. 21: “Blowin’ Up”
Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. The film celebrates acts of steadfast defiance, even as it reveals the hurdles these women must face. (Also Tue. 10/22 at 3 a.m.)