POV Shorts

The best and boldest independent short films, curated by America's longest-running documentary

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POV Shorts: Comic Culture

Slices of life from opposite sides of the world--where the everyday veers into comedy.

POV Shorts: Comic Culture

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POV Shorts: In The Absence

A South Korean community is torn apart by a disaster. The victims’ families seek justice.

POV Shorts: In The Absence

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POV Shorts: Cherish

Three stories reflecting the many faces of love through memory, community and family.

POV Shorts: Cherish

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Twins of Mankala

A day in the lives of Kenyan children living in Africa, and Massachusetts.

Twins of Mankala

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A Song For Daniel

A day in the life of two boys living on opposite sides of the world.

A Song For Daniel

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Olivia's Puzzle

Two seven-year-old Goanese girls experience life on opposite sides of the world.

Olivia's Puzzle

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POV Shorts: Water Warriors

A community resists.

POV Shorts: Water Warriors

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POV Shorts: The Changing Same

One man runs a marathon in hopes of lifting the veil of racial terror in his town.

POV Shorts: The Changing Same

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Wendy's Shabbat

A group of Jewish seniors celebrate the Sabbath (Shabbat) at the local Wendy's restaurant.

Wendy's Shabbat

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4.1 Miles

A day in the life of a Greek Coast Guard captain attempting to save thousands of migrants.

4.1 Miles

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xoxosms

A modern-day love story of two very different people who meet and begin dating on Facebook

xoxosms

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Nutkin's Last Stand

A plague of North American grey squirrels threatens the beloved British red squirrel.

Nutkin's Last Stand

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Another Hayride

In the 1980s, self-help guru Louise Hay created a space for healing -- called the Hayride.

Another Hayride

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Sing Me a Lullaby

A daughter searches for her mother's birth parents in Taiwan, unraveling complex tensions.

Sing Me a Lullaby

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Redneck Muslim

A Muslim hospital chaplain honors his Southern heritage while challenging white supremacy.

Redneck Muslim

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The Masses

Three South London neighbors explore their devotion to their respective religions.

The Masses

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Tungrus

A suburban Mumbai household is turned topsy-turvy when a chicken is adopted as a pet.

Tungrus

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Traffic Separating Device

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

Traffic Separating Device

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Kachalka

A journey into the heart of what is widely considered the world's most hardcore gym.

Kachalka

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All Cats Are Grey in the Dark

Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha.

All Cats Are Grey in the Dark

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Life In Miniature

Inspired by the world around her, Kath Holden’s art is whimsical yet keenly observed.

Life In Miniature

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Natour's Grocery

Filmmaker Nadine Natour tells the story of her parents’ emigration to the United States.

Natour's Grocery

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When I Write It

Two teenage artists spend a day in creative and community fellowship.

When I Write It

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True Love in Pueblo Textil

Maribel tells us how it feels to be stricken with the world's oldest affliction.

True Love in Pueblo Textil

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La Lectora

A decades-old cigar factory in Cuba is home to the long-standing tradition of La Lectora.

La Lectora

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¡Chaporazzi!

Outside of El Chapo's Brooklyn trial, his mythology appears in spectacles and selfies.

¡Chaporazzi!

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Muxes

In the town of Juchitán, Méxcio, the world is not divided simply into males and females.

Muxes

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Clash

Critiquing the lack of diversity in on-screen representation in Britain today.

Clash

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Edgecombe

An examination of the ways trauma repeats and reinvents itself in rural Black communities.

Edgecombe

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Crisanto Street

For eight-year-old Geovany Cesario, leaving home is bittersweet.

Crisanto Street

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The Velvet Underground Played At My High School

In 1965, the Velvet Underground played for a crowd of shocked New Jersey high schoolers.

The Velvet Underground Played At My High School

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Stay Close

Home videos and animation tell the story of Keeth Smart, an Olympic Fencer from Brooklyn.

Stay Close

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Reluctantly Queer

A Ghanaian gay man struggles to reconcile his love for his mother with his sexuality.

Reluctantly Queer

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A Night At The Garden

20,000 Americans gather in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

A Night At The Garden

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Balloonfest

The city of Cleveland was abuzz on September 27, 1986. Over 1.5 million balloons were a

Balloonfest

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Into My Life

Cassandra edits and examines the Super-8 films her mother shot of 1960s-80s Brooklyn.

Into My Life

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Give

A reverend seeks to preserve a monumental collage of black achievement.

Give

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Public Money

Across New York City, a bold experiment in participatory democracy is underway.

Public Money

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A Debtor's Prison

In Missouri, two plaintiffs describe their treatment in modern-day debtors' prison.

A Debtor's Prison

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Graven Image

Explore the history of the largest Confederate monument, Georgia’s Stone Mountain.

Graven Image