POV and StoryCorps will hold three sneak preview screenings of the first-ever animated special from StoryCorps. This special features six stories from the ten-year history of StoryCorps. A discussion with the animators - the Rauch brothers - and representatives from POV and StoryCorps will follow the 2pm screening. In addition, tours of StoryCorps Iconic MobileBooth will be available at the end of Jay street all weekend.
American Documentary is a leading non-profit media organization dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary nonfiction stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media.
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues. POV is a production of American Documentary Inc.
The mission of StoryCorps is to provide, Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs, the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. StoryCorps has collected and shared over 45,000 interviews. The POV | StoryCorps Animated Series is created with an exceptional degree of artistry and care. Each story is painstakingly researched, locations visited, archival photos examined and created with the full cooperation of the story's subjects. They are among the few entirely hand-drawn animations left on American television today. StoryCorps believes that this level of craft and care is the only appropriate fashion in which to honor the poetry, grace, and dignity in the voices of everyday Americans.