Art + Culture

5 Emmy Awards for POV! Watch Winners for Free!

Major congrats to DUMBO’s own POV for an incredible showing at the 2012 Emmy Awards hosted last night, including taking home the prize for Best Documentary!

To celebrate, for a limited time, POV is streaming the four documentaries (Last Train Home won two!) that won 2012 Emmy Awards, including Best Documentary Last Train Home for free online. For a limited time, watch the best documentary and Armadillo, Enemies of the People, and Where Soldiers Come From.

Armadillo – A platoon of Danish soldiers fight the Taliban at Armadillo, a combat operations base in southern Afghanistan. (Best Documentary, Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a New Story – Long Form, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography – Documentary and Long Form, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Editing – Documentary and Long Form)

• Enemies of the People – The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain largely unexplained. Until now. (Best Documentary, Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research)

• Last Train Home – Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year in the world’s largest human migration. (Best Documentary, Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form)

• Where Soldiers Come From – From a snowy town in northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan, follow the four-year journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard. (Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a New Story – Long Form)

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.

Photo from Last Train Home, via Visual Anthropology Club of Cal State Fullerton.