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PBS acquires two docs for season 34 of ‘POV’

PBS has acquired two new documentaries for ‘POV’ to be broadcast as part of the strand’s 34th season. Things We Dare Not Do comes from director Bruno Santamaría and follows a teenager ...
June 8, 2021

PBS has acquired two new documentaries for ‘POV’ to be broadcast as part of the strand’s 34th season.

Things We Dare Not Do comes from director Bruno Santamaría and follows a teenager in a coastal village in Mexico coming out as transgender. The film, produced by Abril López Carillo, premiered at Hot Docs 2020 and was also an official selection at the 2020 DOC NYC film festival. Things We Dare Not Do will be broadcast on PBS on October 25.

Coming from director Nicholas Bruckman is Not Going Quietly (pictured), his new feature documentary on disabled activist Ady Barkan. Barkan is a lawyer diagnosed with ALS who’s become a crusader for universal healthcare access for Americans. The film had its premiere at the 2021 Southwest Film Festival, where it took the Audience Award for Documentary Feature. It’s also an official selection of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, opening this week.

Not Going Quietly was produced by Amanda Roddy for People’s Television, and executive produced by Jay and Mark Duplass, Bradley Whitford, Mel Eslyn, Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Wendy Neu, Nina Tassler, Joan Boorstein, Denise DeNovi, Ryder Haske, and Bruckman.

It will premiere on ‘POV’ on January 24, 2022, following a theatrical release by Greenwich Entertainment on August 13 of this year.

“Both of these films illustrate the power of documentary — in the hands of the most gifted storytellers — to connect us with brave and generous protagonists, active participants in the telling of their own stories,” said ‘POV’ executive producer Christopher White in a release.

In addition to being broadcast as part of the 34th season of ‘POV’, both films will also be available to stream on the PBS Video app and at pov.org.

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