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Pov Shorts

Pov Shorts

This program is comprised of two short films, A Debtor's Prison and Public Money, that discuss cities and money. Court fees and fines are leading to debilitating cycles of incarceration for the poor in A Debtor's Prison. And a bold experiment in democracy is underway in Public Money as neighbors decide how to spend part of a public budget.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Vr5SIaq7QElqKSquzS-viA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Two short docs explore the history and memory of African-American communities: the creator of an archive of black excellence fights to make it permanent; and a family’s audiovisual legacy, identities, and relationships are revisited. /episodes/get/88872 /episode/88872 POV Shorts: Positive Images /episode-player/88872

A man creates an archive of black excellence and fights for its permanence in "Give." A family's audiovisual legacy, identities, and record are revisited in Into "My Life." Two short docs explore the history and memory of African-American communities.

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Thu, 12/06/2018 - 06:32
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/5285bDuGBtj9pFk713KPEg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Three short docs ruminate on America’s past: a world record attempt ends with unexpected outcomes; an (un)historic gathering of 22,000 people proceeds; and Georgia’s deep ties to the Confederacy loom. /episodes/get/88730 /episode/88730 POV Shorts: Hindsight is 20/20 /episode-player/88730

A world record attempt ends with unexpected outcomes in "Balloonfest. " A (un)historic gathering of 22,000 people occurs in "A Night at the Garden." Georgia's deep ties to the Confederacy emerge in "Graven Image." Three short docs ruminate on America's past.

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Thu, 12/06/2018 (All day)
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/-oyQ5Ro1ZxiuogaVohEUqA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false This film tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, it recounts their experiences and explores the beauty and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. /episodes/get/88586 /episode/88586 POV Shorts: Earthrise /episode-player/88586

Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and explores the beauty and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space.

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Mon, 10/01/2018 - 08:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/wsugBAem-BZFLPUntBHbsw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Across New York City, a bold experiment in participatory democracy is underway. Following the process over one year in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park – a multicultural, diverse neighborhood – this quietly observed, verité documentary asks, what happens when community members come together to discuss what... /episodes/get/85840 /episode/85840 Public Money /episode-player/85840

Court fees and fines lead to cycles of incarceration for the poor in "A Debtor's Prison." An experiment in democracy is underway in "Public Money" as neighbors decide how to spend part of a public budget. Two short docs that talk about cities and money.

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Mon, 10/01/2018 - 07:21
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/qz84gxQz_MXwG2EXxo2n2Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In the hometown of police shooting victim Michael Brown and the surrounding municipalities, a practice with historical antecedents has become systematic: the operation of modern day debtors’ prisons. A Debtors' Prison follows two plaintiffs in an unfolding court case, Samantha Jenkins and... /episodes/get/87763 /episode/87763 A Debtor's Prison /episode-player/87763

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

Air date:
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 07:21
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