CAAM is proud to co-present three powerful documentaries in this season’s POV (Point of View). PBS’s award-winning POV program brings to the public the best of independent filmmaking today.
When I Walk chronicles the struggle of a young man—filmmaker Jason DaSilva himself—living with multiple sclerosis. Described in the Los Angeles Times as “extraordinarily accomplished, poignant and wise,” the documentary kicks off this season’s POV, American television’s longest-running independent documentary series. The film was an Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. When I Walk premieres on PBS on June 23rd at 10 p.m.
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs is a culmination of 10 years of conversations between filmmaker Grace Lee and now 99 year-old activist Grace Lee Boggs. “In an era in which social activism is far too often derided, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs represents a deeply moving examination of the power of a single individual to effect change,” states the Hollywood Reporter. The film won the Audience Award at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival. American Revolutionary airs June 30th on PBS.
Fallen City by Qi Zhao takes a look at the devastating aftermath of an earthquake in China. “What makes Fallen City more compelling than most documentaries of its kind is its emphasis on how its subjects grapple with the challenges of life still to be lived,” according to Variety. The film was an Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and premieres on PBS July 28th.
POV Produced by American Documentary, Inc. and beginning its 27th season on PBS in 2014, POV is the longest-running showcase on American television to feature the work of today’s best independent documentary filmmakers. POV has brought more than 365 acclaimed documentaries to millions nationwide. Its films have won 32 Emmys, 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three Academy Awards® and the Prix Italia. Since 1988, POV has pioneered the art of presentation and outreach using independent nonfiction media to build new communities in conversation about today’s most pressing social issues.
Main image: Director Jason DaSilva. Photo credit: Long Shot Factory.