Thank You For Playing

When Ryan Green, a video game programmer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey with a poetic video game. Thank You for Playing follows Ryan and his family over two years creating "That Dragon, Cancer," which evolves from a cathartic exercise into a critically acclaimed work of art that sets the gaming industry abuzz.

Air Date 10/24/16

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.
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  • #3013 — Motherland |
    Saturday, Oct 21 at 11pm TPT LIFE
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    Tuesday, Oct 24 at 4am TPT 2
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    Saturday, Oct 28 at 9pm TPT LIFE
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    Sunday, Oct 29 at 12am TPT LIFE
  • #2804 — Web Junkie
    Follow the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers who prefer the virtual world to the real one. The military-style rehab program may set a standard as the world comes to grips with the consequences of excessive internet use.
    Sunday, Oct 29 at 12am TPT LIFE
  • #2808 — Neuland
    Meet the young migrants in a Swiss integration class, who have made long and arduous journeys for a new life. Separated from their families, they struggle to learn a new language, prepare for employment and reveal their innermost hopes and dreams.
    Saturday, Nov 11 at 11:30pm TPT LIFE
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    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.
    Saturday, Nov 18 at 11pm TPT LIFE
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    Follow two Native-American judges who reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for their youth.
    Monday, Nov 27 at 10pm TPT 2
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  • #3013 — Motherland
    Take an absorbingly intimate, verite look at a maternity hospital in the Philippines, the busiest on the planet. In a hospital literally bursting with life, witness the miracle and wonder of the human condition.
    Saturday, Oct 21 at 11pm TPT LIFE
  • #3014 — Cameraperson
    A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife. A work that combines documentary, autobiography and ethical inquiry, this is a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.
    New Monday, Oct 23 at 10pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Oct 24 at 4am TPT 2
    Saturday, Oct 28 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, Oct 29 at 3am TPT LIFE
  • #3015 — Almost Sunrise
    In an attempt to put haunting combat experiences behind them, two friends embark on a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America. The film captures an unprecedented portrait of veterans-one of hope, potential and untold possibilities.
    New Monday, Nov 13 at 10pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Nov 14 at 4am TPT 2
    Saturday, Nov 18 at 9pm TPT LIFE
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