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POV presents an array of groundbreaking and distinctive perspectives on contemporary life as chronicled by some of America' s and Europe's most visionary non-fiction filmmakers.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #2711
The Genius of Marian
This film is an emotionally complex story about one family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's, life begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Her husband grapples with his role as it evolves from primary partner to primary caregiver. Pam's adult children find ways to show their love and support while mourning the gradual loss of their mother. Her eldest son, Banker, records their conversations, allowing Pam to share memories of childhood and of her mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele, who had Alzheimer's herself and died in 2001.
1 hour, 26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

Sun May 10th @ 12:30 pm

tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

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Episode #2501
My Reincarnation
Filmed over 20 years by documentarian Jennifer Fox, "My Reincarnation" chronicles the story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family's spiritual legacy alive? With intimate access to both the family and H. H. The Dalai Lama, Fox distills a decades-long drama into a universal story about love, transformation and destiny.
1 hour, 26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sat May 23rd @ 11:00 pm

Episode #2706
Fallen City
In today's go-go China, an old city completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake can be rebuilt -- boasting new and improved civic amenities -- in an astoundingly quick two years. But, as this film reveals, the journey from the ruined old city of Bichuan to the new Bichuan nearby is long and heartbreaking for the survivors. Three families struggle with loss -- most strikingly the loss of children and grandchildren -- and feelings of loneliness, fear and dislocation that no amount of propaganda can disguise. First-time director Zhao Qi offers an intimate look at a country torn between tradition and modernity.
Learn more about this episode » 56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

Mon May 25th @ 12:00 am

tpt MN Channel 2.2

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Episode #2408
Short Cuts
POV Short Cuts is a one-hour collection of documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers. "Big Birding Day" offers a glimpse into the world of competitive birdwatching. In "Flawed," artist Andrea Dorfman's drawings burst into life as she animates the story of her long-distance relationship with a man whose profession plastic surgery -- gives her plenty of fodder. In Poland, a mother has the right to give her child away and lose all parental rights -- during the first six weeks of the newborn's life. "Six Weeks" follows a single mother who must decide what is best for her baby. In the animated short "Tiffany," Beverly Morris tells of her ongoing struggle to hold on to the most contested object in her divorce -- the Tiffany lamp. StoryCorps brings its Peabody Award-winning storytelling to POV for a second season. In "Miss Devine," cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson recall their inimitable Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine. In "No More Questions!," strong-willed grandmother Kay Wang allowed her son and granddaughter to drag her into a StoryCorps booth.
55 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt MN Channel 2.2

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Sun Jun 14th @ 5:00 am

Episode #2407
Steam of Life
From a land of long, dark winters comes "Steam of Life," a moody, comic and moving study of Finnish men, as framed by the national obsession with the sauna. There, they come together to sweat out not only the grime of contemporary life, but also their grief, hopes, joys and memories. Beautifully and hauntingly shot, the acclaimed film provides a surprising glimpse into the lives of Finnish men and a remarkable depiction of the troubled and often reticent hearts of contemporary Western men.
Learn more about this episode » 56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Sat Jun 20th @ 11:30 pm

Episode #2801
Out in The Night
Examine the uphill battle of a group of African-American lesbians charged with attempted murder when they fought back after being threatened. The case reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in the criminal justice system.
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

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Episode #2802
The Overnighters
In a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming, busloads of newcomers find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm, allowing hundreds of job-seekers, some with checkered pasts, to stay despite the congregation's objections and neighbors' fears. When opposition to the "overnighters" reaches a boiling point, Pastor Jay makes a decision with shattering consequences. By Jesse Moss.
1 hour, 56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

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This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #2713
The Act of Killing
Nominated for an Academy Award, "The Act of Killing" is as dreamlike and terrifying as anything that Werner Herzog (one of the executive producers) could imagine. The film explores a horrifying era in Indonesian history and provides a window into modern Indonesia, where corruption reigns. Not only is the 1965 murder of an estimated one million people honored as a patriotic act, but the killers remain in power. In a mind-bending twist, death-squad leaders dramatize their brutal deeds in the style of the American westerns, musicals and gangster movies they love - and play both themselves and their victims. As their heroic facade crumbles, they come to question what they've done. Winner, 2014 BAFTA Film Award, Best Documentary.
1 hour, 56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No previous airings of this
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tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sat May 2nd @ 10:30 pm

Episode #2405
Biblioburro, The Donkey Library
This is the story of a librarian -- and a library -- like no other. A decade ago, Colombian teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of a poor and violence-ridden province. As Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat, his library on hooves carries an inspirational message about education and a better future for Colombia.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

Mon Apr 27th @ 5:00 am

tpt MN Channel 2.2

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Episode #2612
Brooklyn Castle
This public school powerhouse in junior high chess competitions has won more than 30 national championships, the most of any school in the country. Its 85-member squad boasts so many strong players that the late Albert Einstein, a dedicated chess maven, would rank fourth if he were on the team. Most astoundingly, I.S. 318 is a Brooklyn school that serves mostly minority students from families living below the poverty line. "Brooklyn Castle" is the story of five of the school's aspiring young players and how chess became the school's unlikely inspiration for academic success.
1 hour, 26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt MN Channel 2.2

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Episode #2514
Girl Model
This film strips away the facade of the modeling industry by following two people whose lives intersect because of it. Ashley is a deeply conflicted American model scout, and 13-year-old Nadya, plucked from a remote Siberian village and promised a lucrative career in Japan, is her latest discovery. As the young girl searches for glamour and an escape from poverty, she confronts the harsh realities of a culture that worships youth -- and an industry that makes perpetual childhood a globally traded commodity.
Learn more about this episode » 1 hour, 26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

Sun Mar 22nd @ 11:30 pm

tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sat Mar 28th @ 11:00 pm

Episode #2505
The Light in Her Eyes
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur'an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway -- women are claiming space within the mosque. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, "The Light in Her Eyes" offers a portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their aspirations.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sun Mar 22nd @ 12:00 am

Episode #2702
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee
Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.
Learn more about this episode » 1 hour, 26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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