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Wisdom Gone Wild

Season 36 Episode 3613 | 1hr 10m 50s

A vibrant tender cine-poem, a filmmaker collaborates with her Nisei mother as they confront the painful curious reality of wisdom ‘gone wild’ in the shadows of dementia. Made over 16 years, the film blends humor and sadness in an encounter between mother and daughter that blooms into an affectionate portrait of love, care, and a relationship transformed.

Aired: 11/19/23 | Expires: 01/19/24
Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, Reva & David Logan Foundation, the Open Society Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding comes from Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust, Park Foundation, Sage Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Chris and Nancy Plaut, Abby Pucker, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.
Extras
POV
A filmmaker's conversations with her mom unveil intergenerational healing and a new start.
POV
Two stories excavating distinct portraits of place, politics, and economy.
POV
Laughter, love, and a little bit of chaos.
POV
Her grandmother’s hands shaped her.
POV
Locals and news organizations witness a volatile situation turn into a literal powder keg.
POV
After 16 years of incarceration, Sol recovers her sense of self through gardening.
POV
A filmmaker returns to West Texas and documents the local oil industry's boom and bust.
POV
An ecologist survives a near-death fall, unearths family secrets, and explores her roots.
POV
Dreamer sits down with his friend Paul to discuss the transformative power of a haircut.
POV
Gilbert Zermeño shares how his musical journey began on a bad note, but ended in harmony.
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POV
Two stories excavating distinct portraits of place, politics, and economy.
POV
An unlikely group of nursing home residents launch a movement during the pandemic.
POV
A teenage girl escapes a genocide and makes a meteoric rise to Hollywood stardom.
POV
A Black Muslim mother vows to save all the other Black sons, on both sides of the gun.
POV
Uýra is a trans-indigenous artist on a journey of self-discovery in the Amazon forest.
POV
After 20 years in the United States, an undocumented family decides to return home.
POV
In a world of fake news, journalist Ravish Kumar stands his ground. Will his show survive?
POV
A Hmong girl living in rural Northern Vietnam is caught between tradition and change.
POV
Religious leaders' use of the law to advance an unexpected religious freedom argument.
POV
Memory and resiliency through Detroit and Canarsie’s unique relationships to water.