Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

POV Documentary Film Series

POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is the Public Broadcasting Service’s (PBS) longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. All films are a collaboration with POV, the award winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS.

TOUGH LOVE | February 10 2016 | Screenings at 12p* and 5:30p | Jardine Room

What makes a good parent? How do you prove you are responsible after you’ve been deemed unfit? Having lost custody of their children to Child Protective Services, two parents — one in New York City and one in Seattle — fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families in Stephanie Wang-Breal’s moving film. Acknowledging their past parenting mistakes due to poverty, poor choices and addiction, both Hannah and Patrick contend with a complex bureaucracy to prove they deserve a second chance. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

*2p screening changed to 12p.

DON’T TELL ANYONE | March 16, 2016 | Screenings at 12p* and 5:30p | Jardine Room

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Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: she is undocumented. Now 24 and facing an uncertain future, Rivera becomes an activist for undocumented youth with a popular advice blog and a YouTube channel boasting more than 27,000 views. She steps out of the shadows a second time and shares her story of sexual abuse, an experience all too common among undocumented women. Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) follows Rivera’s remarkable journey from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York TimesA co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.

*2p screening changed to 12p.