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 1: “Call Her Ganda”
Three women pursue justice for Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman who was brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine. In galvanizing a political uprising, they take on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism. Watch online.
July 15 : “Bisbee ’17”
Bisbee, Arizona commemorates the story of the Bisbee Deportation, when 1,200 immigrant miners were taken from their homes by a deputized force, shipped to the desert on cattle cars and left to die. Watch online.
July 22: “On Her Shoulders”
Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame and good intentions. (Also Tue. 7/23 at 3 a.m.)
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. (Also Tue. 7/30 at 3 a.m.)
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. (Also Tue. 8/6 at 3 a.m.)
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. (Also Tue. 8/13 at 3 a.m.)
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.