Get Reel - Documentary Series

Please join us for this free documentary film series to be held Tuesday Nights at 6:30PM throughout the summer at Chandler Public Library. This series is made possible by a partnership between Chandler Public Library and POV (Point of View), Public Television's premier documentary series.

June 4
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (by Marshall Curry)
This provocative film lifts the veil on a radical environmental group the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.”
(90 minutes)


June 11
Guilty Pleasures (by Julie Moggan)
Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Guilty Pleasures takes an amusing and touching look at this global phenomenon. (60 minutes)



June 18
Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy (by Stephanie Wang-Breal)
The story of Fang Sui Yong, an 8-year-old orphan, and the Sadowskys, the Long Island Jewish family that travels to China to adopt her. (90 minutes)



June 25
Only the Young (by Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims) PBS-POV Television Broadcast Premiere: July 15
Three teens in a Southern California town wrestle with questions of love and friendship along with adult realities of financial uncertainty. (70 minutes)



July 2
Sweetgrass (by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor)
Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into the breathtaking and often dangerous mountains for summer pasture.
(90 minutes)


July 9
Biblioburro (by Carlos Rendon Zipagauta)
Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano brings books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violence-ridden interior.
(60 minutes)


July 16
The Learning (by Ramona Diaz)
Four Filipino women leave their families and schools to teach in the U.S. The women bring idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of American life. (90 minutes)



July 23
Neurotypical (by Adam Larsen) PBS-POV Television Broadcast Premiere: July 29
A 4-year-old, a teenager and an adult, all on the autism spectrum and at pivotal moments in their lives, work with their perceptual and behavioral differences in a "neurotypical" world.
(60 minutes)


July 30
Camden 28 (by Anthony Giacchino)
How far would you go to stop a war? The Camden 28 recalls a 1971 raid on a draft board office by activists, including four Catholic priests, a Lutheran minister, and 23 others, protesting the Vietnam War and its effects on urban America.
(83 Minutes)


August 6
The World Before Her (by Nisha Pahuja) PBS-POV Television Broadcast Premiere: September 16
A tale of two Indias: In one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls.
(60 minutes)


Since 1988, POV has pioneered the art of presentation and outreach using independent nonfiction media to build new communities in conversation about today’s most pressing social issues.