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Acclaimed point-of-view documentary films
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Join POV’s Google+ conversation with filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing (POV 2014); The Look of Silence) on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 1-2 PM ET (10-11 AM PT). He’ll be taking your questions on making one of the most lauded documentaries of 2013, and discussing the lessons he’s learned and challenges he’s faced during his filmmaking career.

Submit your questions in the comment section below. 

Born in 1974 in the United States, Joshua Oppenheimer is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he is a partner at the production company Final Cut for Real. He has worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination. He was educated at Harvard and Central Saint Martins, and The Act of Killing is his debut feature-length film. His earlier works include The Globalization Tapes (2003, co-directed with Christine Cynn), The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1998) and These Places We’ve Learned to Call Home (1996). He is artistic director of the International Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film, University of Westminster.

The Act of Killing premiered Monday, October 6, 2014 on PBS. Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/theactofkilling/.

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Join POV for a Google+ video chat with Koch filmmaker Neil Barsky and Mayor Ed Koch's former chief of staff Diane Coffey on Tuesday, September 23, 1-2 PM ET from (10-11 AM PT). They will be taking your questions about making the documentary and the legacy of the quintessential New Yorker. #docchat  

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About Koch
New York City mayors have a world stage on which to strut, and they have made legendary use of it. Yet few have matched the bravado, combativeness and egocentricity that Ed Koch brought to the office during his three terms from 1978 to 1989. As Neil Barsky's Koch recounts, Koch was more than the blunt, funny man New Yorkers either loved or hated. Elected in the 1970s during the city's fiscal crisis, he was a new Democrat for the dawning Reagan era—fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Koch finds the former mayor politically active to the end (he died in 2013)—still winning the affection of many New Yorkers while driving others to distraction.

Koch premieres Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10 PM on PBS stations (check local listings: http://to.pbs.org/povsched). Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/koch/.

Remember, visit this event page to watch the chat itself! The video will appear at the top of this page right before the chat -- all you need to do is press play to watch. Continue to write your questions here and our panelists will answer them during the chat.

Attention all mobile users! If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. If you are an iOS user, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/1it3lPB. Android users: http://bit.ly/1ql47RJ.

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Join POV for a Google+ video chat with The Genius of Marian filmmakers Banker White and Anna Fitch on Tuesday, September 9, 1-2 PM ET from (10-11 AM PT). They will be joined by Dr. Bruce Miller, director of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, Susan Rowlett, manager of Care Consultation & Clinical Education, Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, and filmmaker Banker White's father Ed White for a conversation about caretaking and the experience of making the documentary.

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About The Genius of Marian
The Genius of Marian is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's, life begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Her husband grapples with his role as it evolves from primary partner to primary caregiver. Pam's adult children find ways to show their love and support while mourning the gradual loss of their mother. Her eldest son, Banker, records their conversations, allowing Pam to share memories of childhood and of her mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele, who had Alzheimer's herself and died in 2001.

The Genius of Marian premieres Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10 PM on PBS stations (check local listings: http://to.pbs.org/povsched). Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/geniusofmarian/.

Remember, visit this event page to watch the chat itself! The video will appear at the top of this page right before the chat -- all you need to do is press play to watch. Continue to write your questions here and our panelists will answer them during the chat.

Attention all mobile users! If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. If you are an iOS user, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/1it3lPB. Android users: http://bit.ly/1ql47RJ.

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Join After Tiller filmmakers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson, film subject Dr. Susan Robinson and journalist Irin Carmon for a Google+ video chat on Tuesday, September 2, 1-2 PM ET from (10-11 AM PT). They will be taking your questions about the experience of making a documentary that presents the complexities and ethical dilemmas surrounding late-term abortions.

Submit your questions by posting comments on this page.

About After Tiller
Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's After Tiller is a deeply humanizing and probing portrait of the only four doctors in the United States still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas—and in the face of intense protest from abortion opponents. It is also an examination of the desperate reasons women seek late abortions. Rather than offering solutions, After Tiller presents the complexities of these women's difficult decisions and the compassion and ethical dilemmas of the doctors and staff who fear for their own lives as they treat their patients.

After Tiller premieres Monday, September 1, 2014 at 10 PM on PBS stations (check local listings: http://to.pbs.org/povsched). Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/aftertiller/.

Remember, visit this event page to watch the chat itself! The video will appear at the top of this page right before the chat -- all you need to do is press play to watch. Continue to write your questions here and our panelists will answer them during the chat.

Attention all mobile users! If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. If you are an iOS user, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/1it3lPB. Android users: http://bit.ly/1ql47RJ.

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Join POV for a Big Men Google+ video chat with Filmmaker Rachel Boynton, subject Jim Musselman, former chief executive of Kosmos and Ian Gary, Senior Policy Manager of Extractive Industries at Oxfam America on Tuesday, August 26, 1-2 PM ET (10-11 AM PT). They will be taking your questions about making the documentary and the West African oil trade.

Submit your questions by posting comments on this page.

Over five years, director Rachel Boynton and her cinematographer film the quest for oil in Ghana by Dallas-based Kosmos. The company develops the country's first commercial oil field, yet its success is quickly compromised by political intrigue and accusations of corruption. As Ghanaians wait to reap the benefits of oil, the filmmakers discover violent resistance down the coast in the Niger Delta, where poor Nigerians have yet to prosper from decades-old oil fields. Big Men, executive produced by Brad Pitt, provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.

Big Men premieres Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10 PM on PBS stations (check local listings: http://to.pbs.org/povsched). Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/.

Remember, visit this event page to watch the chat itself! The video will appear at the top of this page right before the chat -- all you need to do is press play to watch. Continue to write your questions here and our panelists will answer them during the chat.

Attention all mobile users! If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. If you are an iOS user, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/1it3lPB. Android users: http://bit.ly/1ql47RJ.

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Subjects Vince Womack and Donovan Brown of The Jazz Ticket will be joining filmmakers Noel True and Rob King Production Manager Eric Paternot of Storyhunter, a platform that brings video journalists and publishers together, for an online chat about the process of making the short documentary on Tuesday, July 22 from 7-8 PM ET (4-5 PM PT).

The Jazz Ticket
Vince Womack has built a high school jazz powerhouse that’s helping kids from some of the toughest Los Angeles neighborhoods go to college. The Jazz Ticket has been selected for 2014 PBS Online Film Festival. Watch the documentary in full at http://pbs.org/pov/thejazzticket/.

Storyhunter
Storyhunter is a platform that brings video journalists and publishers together. If you're a freelance video journalist or documentary filmmaker, join Storyhunter by applying here: http://bit.ly/1qVVWwW

Remember, visit this event page to watch the chat itself! The video will appear at the top of this page right before the chat -- all you need to do is press play to watch. Continue to write your questions here and our panelists will answer them during the chat.

Attention all mobile users! If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. If you are an iOS user, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/1it3lPB. Android users: http://bit.ly/1ql47RJ.

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Join POV for a 15 to Life Google+ video chat with Filmmaker Nadine Pequeneza and special guests on Tuesday, August 5, 2-3 PM ET (11 AM-12 PM PT). Jody Kent Lavy, director of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, and Jeanne Bishop, a Chicago public defender whose sister, brother-in-law and their unborn child were killed by a teenager, will be joining her to take your questions about making the documentary and issues surrounding young people serving life sentences.

Submit your questions by posting comments on this page.

Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story follows Young’s struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.

15 to Life premieres Monday, August 4 at 10 PM on PBS stations (check local listings: http://to.pbs.org/povsched). Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/15tolife/.

Remember, visit this event page to watch the chat itself! The video will appear at the top of this page right before the chat -- all you need to do is press play to watch. Continue to write your questions here and our panelists will answer them during the chat.

Attention all mobile users! If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. If you are an iOS user, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/1it3lPB. Android users: http://bit.ly/1ql47RJ.

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Join POV for a Dance for Me Google+ video chat with Filmmaker Katrine Philp and dancer Egor Kondratenko on Tuesday, July 22, 1-2 PM ET (10-11 AM PT). They will be taking your questions about following one's passion against all odds and the experience of making the documentary.

Submit your questions by posting comments on this page.

Professional ballroom dancing is very big in little Denmark. Since success in this intensely competitive art depends on finding the right partner, aspiring Danish dancers often look beyond their borders to find their matches. In Dance for Me, 15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home and family to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark’s most promising young dancers. Strikingly different, Egor and Mie bond over their passion for Latin dance — and for winning. As they head to the championships, so much is at stake: emotional bonds, career and the future. Dance for Me is a poetic coming-of-age story, with a global twist and thrilling dance moves.

Dance for Me premieres Monday, July 21 at 10 PM on PBS stations (check local listings: http://to.pbs.org/povsched). Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/danceforme/.

Remember, visit this event page to watch the chat itself! The video will appear at the top of this page right before the chat -- all you need to do is press play to watch. Continue to write your questions here and our panelists will answer them during the chat.

Attention all mobile users! If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. If you are an iOS user, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/1it3lPB. Android users: http://bit.ly/1ql47RJ.

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Filmmakers Noel True and Rob King of The Jazz Ticket will be joining Production Manager Eric Paternot of Storyhunter, a platform that brings video journalists and publishers together, for an online chat about the process of making the short documentary on Tuesday, June 17 from 1-2 PM ET (10-11 AM PT). Ask your questions about Storyhunter's editorial process and storytelling methods.

The Jazz Ticket
Vince Womack has built a high school jazz powerhouse that’s helping kids from some of the toughest Los Angeles neighborhoods go to college. The Jazz Ticket has been selected for 2014 PBS Online Film Festival. Watch the documentary in full at http://pbs.org/pov/thejazzticket/.

Storyhunter
Storyhunter is a platform that brings video journalists and publishers together. If you're a freelance video journalist or documentary filmmaker, join Storyhunter by applying here: http://bit.ly/1qVVWwW

Remember, visit this event page to watch the chat itself! The video will appear at the top of this page right before the chat -- all you need to do is press play to watch. Continue to write your questions here and our panelists will answer them during the chat.

Attention all mobile users! If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. If you are an iOS user, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/1it3lPB. Android users: http://bit.ly/1ql47RJ.

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Join POV for a Google+ video chat with Getting Back to Abnormal filmmakers Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian & Paul Stekler on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:30 to 1:15 PM ET (9:30-10:15 AM PT). They will be taking your questions about the experience of making the documentary and the rebuilding of New Orleans.

Submit your questions by posting comments on this page.

What happens when America’s most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for Getting Back to Abnormal, a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Supported by her irrepressible African-American aide Barbara Lacen-Keller, Head polarizes the city as her candidacy threatens to diminish the power and influence of its black citizens. Featuring a cast of characters as colorful as the city itself, the film presents a New Orleans that outsiders rarely see.

Getting Back to Abnormal premieres Monday, July 14 at 10 PM on PBS stations (check local listings: http://to.pbs.org/povsched). Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/abnormal/.

Remember, visit this event page to watch the chat itself! The video will appear at the top of this page right before the chat -- all you need to do is press play to watch. Continue to write your questions here and our panelists will answer them during the chat.

Attention all mobile users! If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. If you are an iOS user, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/1it3lPB. Android users: http://bit.ly/1ql47RJ.
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