POV Shorts

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30 | Event 7pm | No admittance after 7:30

co-presented with POV

DCTV is thrilled to celebrate the recent launch of POV Shorts, a brand new broadcast initiative aimed at making POV and public broadcasting a premiere destination for short-form nonfiction storytelling. Join us for a sneak peek of an upcoming episode with filmmaker Sierra Pettengill and POV Shorts & Streaming Producer Chloe Gbai.

The Films


Directed by Nathan Truesdell
In 1986 the United Way of Cleveland set out to break a world record with a plan to release over a million balloons in the air.

A Night At The Garden

Directed by Marshall Curry
In 1939, New York’s Madison Square Garden was host to an enormous—and shocking—gathering of 22,000 Americans that has largely been forgotten from our history.

Graven Image

Directed by Sierra Pettengill
Using over 100 years of archival footage, director Sierra Pettengill explores the history of the largest Confederate monument, Georgia’s Stone Mountain.

Post-Screening Q&A

Sierra Pettengill is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and archivist. Town Hall, her feature-length documentary, broadcast nationally on PBS in 2014. She is the producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Cutie and the Boxer, which also won the directing award at the Sundance Film Festival 2013 and a 2015 News and Doc Emmy. She was the archivist on Jim Jarmusch's Gimme Danger (Cannes '16), Mike Mills' 20th Century Women (New York Film Festival '16), and Robert Greene's Kate Plays Christine (Sundance '16) amongst many others. Most recently, she co-directed and produced the all-archival documentary The Reagan Show (Tribeca Film Festival ’16). Sierra’s next project, Riotsville, USA, is currently in development. She was selected as one of Sundance Institute’s Art of Nonfiction Initiative’s 2017 Art of Nonfiction Fellows.

Nathan Truesdell is a Director/Producer/Cinematographer/ Editor based in Los Angeles, CA who has over 10 years experience in documentary filmmaking. He is a long time collaborator with AJ Schnack, serving as a cinematographer on Speaking Is Difficult, and producing Convention (2013), Caucus (2015), as well as the Primaries series for Fusion (2016) to name a few. Most recently, Truesdell directed the award-winning short Balloonfest (2016), directed and edited The Water Slide (2018), and is directing The Art of Making Money (2018) for Field of Vision.

A native of New York, Chloe Gbai is a filmmaker/producer whose work centers around issues of race, immigration, and gender. She works as the Shorts & Streaming Producer at American Documentary, spearheading their POV Shorts Initiative, a brand new destination for short-form non-fiction content in public media. She received her bachelor’s degree from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and is currently a resident of Meerkat Media Collective.


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This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV.

This event is part of the Summer 2018 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film.

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