POV Hackathon 8: Explore the Prototypes and the Technology

by POV Staff

Re-open a 1970s murder case through a “serialized, true-crime narrative” by swiping your mobile device; Pick a date when you lost a loved one to explore “real-time conversations” about joy and sadness; Do a “Google News search” to find out what African American men are saying about that topic; Discover the deeper meanings of “gender representations of emotion” in your favorite movies.

Since 2012, POV has brought together visionary filmmakers and inventive technologists to “re-imagine the documentary for web” in a single weekend. The eighth edition of our non-fiction lab, POV Hackathon has concluded… Now, spend some time exploring what four teams of hackers — most of whom had never met before participating — created in just one weekend at the Made in New York Media Center by IFP in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Find out more about the POV Hackathon process and future calls for participants »

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POV Staff
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.