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POV Season 31 Episodes

17 Episodes 2018 - 2019

Episode 1

Bill Nye: Science Guy

Wed, Apr 18, 2018 90 mins

Follow Bill Nye, once the host of the popular kids show, as he seeks to change the world through science. He's shedding the "Science Guy" costume with the goal of creating a more scientifically literate world.

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Episode 2


Mon, Jun 18, 2018 90 mins

Eight years in the life of a black family from Philadelphia. Follow Christopher "Quest" Rainey, and his wife, Christine'a "Ma Quest," as they raise a family and nurture a community of hip-hop artists.

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Episode 3

Singing With Angry Bird

Mon, Jun 25, 2018 60 mins

Jae-chang Kim, nicknamed "Angry Bird," runs a children's choir in Pune, India. Their parents, however, are reluctant to let them sing instead of work. To convince them, Angry Bird decides to train everyone to sing for a joint concert.

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Episode 4

Brimstone & Glory

Mon, Jul 2, 2018 60 mins

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is the site of a festivity unlike any other in the world. For the three-quarters of Tultepec residents who work in pyrotechnics, the 10-day celebration anchors their way of life.

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Episode 5

The Workers Cup

Mon, Jul 9, 2018 90 mins

The stories of African and Asian migrant workers who are building the facilities in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, including their decision to stage a soccer tournament of their own: the Workers Cup.

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Episode 6

Lindy Lou, Juror Number Two

Mon, Jul 16, 2018 60 mins

Twenty years ago, Lindy sat on a jury ago that handed down the death penalty to a Mississippi man convicted in a double homicide. Now, living with an unbearable feeling of guilt, Lindy commits to tracking down her fellow jurors to tackle past demons.

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Episode 7

The War to Be Her

Mon, Jul 23, 2018 90 mins

The story of Maria Toorpakai, a young woman who lives in a Taliban-controlled area of Pakistan. Because women's sports are decried as un-Islamic, girls rarely leave their homes. Maria defies the rules, however, by disguising herself as a boy in order to compete in squash.

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Episode 8

Whose Streets?

Sat, Jul 28, 2018 90 mins

An unflinching look at the Ferguson, Mo., uprising, where citizens assert their right to live after unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours.

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Episode 9

Still Tomorrow

Mon, Aug 6, 2018 60 mins

A village woman without a high-school diploma has become China's most famous poet. Meet the breakout writer Yu Xiuhua, a woman with cerebral palsy, poignantly weaving her personal story with that of an ascendant, urbanizing China.

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Episode 10

Nowhere to Hide

Mon, Aug 27, 2018 60 mins

A young medic records dramatic change in Iraq amidst U.S. retreat in 2011 and ISIS's rise.

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Episode 11

Voices of the Sea

Mon, Sep 3, 2018 90 mins

Follow a 30-something Cuban mother of four longing for a better life. The tension between wife and husband—one desperate to leave, the other content to stay – builds into a family drama after her brother and the couple's neighbors escape.

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Episode 12

The Apology

Mon, Sep 10, 2018 90 mins

Three former "comfort women," who were kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, reflect on their experiences. Some 200,000 women from Korea, China and other occupied countries were forced into such roles.

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Episode 13

93 Queen

Mon, Sep 17, 2018 90 mins

A look at the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, where a group of tenacious women are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.

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Episode 14


Mon, Sep 24, 2018 90 mins

The story of two Sierra Leonean healthcare workers who heroically face the Ebola epidemic in their country.

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Episode 15

Dark Money

Mon, Oct 1, 2018 90 mins

An exploration of the shadowy world of unlimited, anonymous campaign contributions via Montana, where reporter John S. Adams seeks to uncover the truth of about funding in the state's elections.

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Episode 16

Minding the Gap

Mon, Feb 18, 2019 30 mins

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown.

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Episode 17

306 Hollywood

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 30 mins

A magical journey to the house at 306 Hollywood Avenue. After its owner dies, her two grandchildren begin an epic excavation of her belongings. Lip-synced conversations and dramatic animations come to life in this magical realist documentary.

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