"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
POV Shorts Season 6 Unveils New Dimensions in Storytelling
Embark on narratives that crisscross our world, touching deep emotional chords. From Denver City’s oil-driven pulse and LA’s tinderbox streets, to intimate odysseys of redemption, revelation, and rebirth. Immerse yourself in these four new episodes, each offering a distinctive voice.
Included in this season is SOL IN THE GARDEN, a short documentary awarded a California Documentary Project grant in 2022.
Synopsis: After 16 years of incarceration, Sol is released from prison, when she discovers that coming into her own freedom can be as challenging as living behind bars. Through a community gardening collective of formerly incarcerated horticulturalists in East Oakland, Sol strives to recover her humanity and sense of self.
This project is supported by a California Documentary Project Grant.