‘POV’ highlights unique stories and perspectives Mondays at 9 p.m.

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.

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. Watch online.

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. Watch online.

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. Watch online.

Dec. 30: “Midnight Traveler”

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Fazili shows firsthand the dangers of facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

 

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