POV

The Return

Episode: The Return examines an unprecedented reform to California's "Three Strikes" law through the eyes of those on the front lines - prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law.

Air Date 5/23/16

Upcoming Air Dates
  • #2902 — Of Men and War |
    Monday, May 30 at 10:30pm TPT 2
  • #2902 — Of Men and War |
    Tuesday, May 31 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #2504 — Guilty Pleasures |
    Sunday, Jun 19 at 5am TPT LIFE
  • #2801 — Out in the Night |
    Sunday, Jun 19 at 11:30pm TPT 2
  • #2801 — Out in the Night |
    Sunday, Jun 26 at 12am TPT LIFE
  • #2504 — Guilty Pleasures
    Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Julie Moggan's "Guilty Pleasures" takes a look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books' readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. This film portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.
    Sunday, Jun 19 at 5am TPT LIFE
  • #2507 — Pov Short Cuts
    Short is sweet as POV presents brief documentary encounters -- including an Academy Award nominee, a Student Academy Award winner and the return of StoryCorps. "The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement" by Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday: James Armstrong, whose Alabama barbershop has been a hub for haircuts and civil rights for 50 years, celebrates the election of the first black president in this Academy Award-nominated short. "Sin Pai-s (Without Country)" is a winner of a 2011 Student Academy Award. This film, by Theo Rigby, explores one family's complex and emotional journey involving deportation. The oral-history project StoryCorps brings intimate conversations among friends and families to life in touching, often hilarious animated shorts that are sure to strike a chord in all of us. "Eyes on the Stars," by Carl McNair, tells the story his brother Ronald, an African-American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars. In "Facundo the Great," Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez recounts how the new kid at school became a hero when his teachers could not find a way to Anglicize his name. In "A Family Man," Sam Black talks to his wife about his father, an enduring lesson and the power of a look.
    Sunday, Jul 10 at 5am TPT LIFE
  • #2509 — El Velador (The Night Watchman)
    Award-winning director Natalia Almada ("Al Otro Lado," POV, 2005; "El General," POV, 2009) returns with a mesmerizing new film. From dusk to dawn, "El Velador (The Night Watchman)" accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead.
    Sunday, Jul 3 at 12am TPT LIFE
  • #2608 — 5 Broken Cameras
    This film is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. Palestinian Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, shot the film and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi co-directed. The filmmakers follow one family's evolution over five years, witnessing a child's growth from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him.
    Saturday, Jul 9 at 11pm TPT LIFE
  • #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.
    Sunday, Jun 19 at 11:30pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Jun 26 at 12am TPT LIFE
  • #2803 — Tough Love
    Having lost custody of their children, two parents fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families. Acknowledging their past parenting mistakes, both contend with a complex bureaucracy to prove they deserve a second chance.
    Saturday, Jul 2 at 10:30pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, Jul 3 at 4:30am TPT LIFE
  • #2902 — Of Men and War
    At a first-of-its-kind PTSD treatment center in California, follow Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families on their paths to recovery as they attempt to make peace with their pasts, their loved ones and themselves.
    Monday, May 30 at 10:30pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, May 31 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #2903 — The Look of Silence
    Watch this Oscar nominated film, winner of more than 50 awards, in which an optometrist identifies the men who killed his brother in the 1965 Indonesian genocide. He confronts them while testing their eyes and demands they accept responsibility.
    Sunday, Jul 3 at 10:30pm TPT 2
    Saturday, Jul 9 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, Jul 10 at 3am TPT LIFE
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