POV Celebrates 25 Years with Strong Mexican and Latino Component

POV (Point of View), the celebrated PBS award-winning documentary series has announced its lineup celebrating its 25th annual season which will air from June 21-October 18. The celebration will have a strong Latino component with five feature films and a short film, three of them featuring Mexican stories.

The Latin American documentary contingent that will be featured include the Mexican feature films Reportero by Bernardo Ruiz; El Velador / The Night Watchman by Natalia Almada (pictured); and Presunto culpable / Presumed Guilty by Roberto Hernández, Layda Negrete, and Geoffrey Smith. The lineup also includes the acclaimed Chilean film Nostalgia de la luz / Nostalgia for the Light by Patricio Guzmán; and two American productions focused on Guatemala: the feature film Granito: How to Nail a Dictactor by Peter Kinoy, Pamela Yates and Paco de Onís; and the short film Sin país / Without Country by Theo Rigby.

Launched in 1988 to showcase new and challenging point-of-view documentaries on PBS, POV has grown to become American television's longest-running series dedicated to contemporary nonfiction programming. POV films have won virtually every major film and broadcasting honor, including Academy Awards®, Emmys® and Peabodys.