Independent filmmakers present unique stories and characters with a point of view.


  • Not Going Quietly

    After being diagnosed with ALS, Ady Barkan launches a national movement for healthcare.
  • POV Shorts: Le Frère

    A story of familial sacrifice and the bonds of brotherhood.
  • Unapologetic

    After two police killings, Black abolitionists fight to hold Chicago officials accountable
  • POV Shorts: Becoming Myself

    Two conversations on identity and connection.
  • POV Shorts: On Caregiving and Grace

    Stories of courageous empathy in the face of loss.
  • POV Shorts: Familial Healing

    Two windows into what it means to be a survivor.
  • POV Shorts: Dreaming Life

    Stories of self acceptance and finding joy.
  • North By Current

    Director Angelo Madsen Minax returns home to rural Michigan after the death of his niece.


  • StoryCorps Shorts: The Rent We Pay

    A Marine Corps veteran is caught between two cultures.
  • Elaine is Almost

    One sister interviews another on the eves of her 14th and 15th birthdays.
  • Integrate.Me

    Tristan takes a chance on an experimental therapy, finding their authentic place.
  • Águilas

    A group of searchers–the Águilas del Desierto–who volunteer to recover the missing.
  • The Hairdresser

    Kathleen reflects on her experience as a hairdresser while we bear witness to her work.
  • I'm Free Now, You Are Free

    A story about the reunion and repair between Mike Africa Jr and his mother Debbie Africa.
  • Seahorse

    A young Yezidi girl wrestles quietly with her traumatic memories of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Al Futuro, con Amor

    Un adolescente trans entrapado entre la lealtad a su familia inmigrante y sus sueños.

About POV

Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action.