Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action.

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Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, Reva & David Logan Foundation, Open Society Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding comes from Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust, Park Foundation, Sage Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Chris and Nancy Plaut, Abby Pucker, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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Partner, father, and giant among men.

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StoryCorps Shorts: Leonardo's Dreams


Cherished memories captured in their final conversation.

StoryCorps Shorts: With Love, From Georgia


In a war zone, a slice of home.

StoryCorps Shorts: Alone Together


Roberto Vargas talks to his wife and son about their experience during the pandemic.



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Traffic Separating Device


A traffic separating device illustrates how practical solutions can become human failures.

POV Shorts: Uniquely Euro


Two stories as different as the countries from which they're from: Ukraine and Austria.