POV Season 2018
About This Series
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, the series has presented over 365 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
POV: Bill Nye: Science Guy
Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. Nye is now advocating for the importance of science, research and discovery in public life. With exclusive access, this behind-the-scenes portrait follows Nye as he takes on those who deny climate change, evolution and a science-based world view.
The moving portrait of a family from North Philadelphia. Filmed for nearly a decade, Christopher "Quest" Rainey and Christine'a "Ma Quest," raise a family while nurturing a community of hip-hop artists in their basement home music studio. Quest is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing and hope.
POV: Singing with Angry Bird
Nicknamed "Angry Bird," Jae-Chang Kim runs a children's choir in India, making changes in the lives of the children. Skeptical of the value of music education, their parents are reluctant to let them sing. To convince them, he trains the parents and children for a joint concert, showing them the power of music in bringing families closer together.
POV: Brimstone & Glory
The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is a site unlike any other in the world. For the Tultepec residents who work in pyrotechnics, the festival anchors their way of life - it is an event with unrestrained delight and real peril. Brimstone & Glory honors the spirit of Tultepec's community and celebrates celebration itself.