In his search for "somewhere I could point my camera into pure space," award-winning photographer Murray Fredericks began annual solo trips to remote Lake Eyre and its salt flats in South Australia. Made in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Michael Angus, "SALT" is the film extension of Fredericks' work, interweaving his photos and video diary with time-lapse sequences.
POV — a cinema term for "point of view" — is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 275 of the boldest and most innovative documentaries to 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.
Good Fortune is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. In Kenyas rural countryside, Jacksons farm is being flooded by an American investor who hopes to alleviate poverty by creating a multimillion-dollar rice farm. Across the country in Nairobi, Silvas home and business in Africas largest shantytown are being demolished as part of a U.N. slum-upgrading project. The gripping stories of two Kenyans battling to save their homes from large-scale development present a unique opportunity see foreign aid through eyes of the people it is intended to help.