POV Presents StoryCorps Animated Shorts

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Welcome

Welcome to POV's screening of StoryCorps Shorts! Feel free to post your thoughts and questions during the screening. We hope you enjoy!

Video Descriptions

StoryCorps Shorts: No More Questions!

Kay Wang was a strong-willed grandmother who was begrudgingly dragged into a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. Thought Kay was reluctant, she still ad stories to tell - from disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China to late-life adventures as a detective for Bloomingdale's Department Store.

StoryCorps Shorts: To R.P. Salazar, with Love

In January 2007, Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart and completely unaware of each other's existence. But when an email meant for Rachel accidentally went to Ruben, it wasn't long before an ordinary mistake began to look like an extraordinary stroke of luck.

StoryCorps Shorts: The Icing on the Cake

The daughter of two Mexican immigrants reveals how much she saw of her parents' lives as a child - and the inspiration she drew from their struggles.

StoryCorps Shorts: Facundo the Great

Ramòn "Chunky" Sanchez recounts how the new kid at school became a hero when his teachers could not find a way to anglicize his name.

StoryCorps Shorts: The Human Voice

Studs Terkel talks about what has been lost in modern life and where he sees hope for our future.

StoryCorps Shorts: Danny and Annie

Danny and Annie Perasa reminisce about their 27-year love affair. Though he may not look the part, when Danny talks about his love for Annie, it's obvious that he is one of the world's great romantics. After nearly three decades of marriage, fatal illness dashed Danny and Annie's hopes for a long life together.

StoryCorps Shorts: She Was The One

From the moment Richard Pecorella met Karen Juday, he knew she was the one. They were inseparable until Sept. 11, 2001, the day that two planes attacked the World Trade Center towers. Richard remembers watching helplessly from his office in Brooklyn as the towers fell, knowing that Karen was at work there.

StoryCorps Shorts: Germans in the Woods

Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, and he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The stark black and white images in this short haunt the viewer -- just as Robertson is haunted still by his memories of that battle. "Germans in the Woods" is an animated short featuring audio from StoryCorps.

StoryCorps Shorts: Q and A

This three-minute animated short from the producers of StoryCorps features Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, interviewing his mother, Sarah. Joshua's unique questions and Sarah's loving, unguarded answers reveal a beautiful relationship that reminds us of the best - and most challenging - parts of being a parent.

Duration: 30min 43sec

Moderator

  • Aubrey Gallegos

    I'm the Community Engagement & Education Assistant at POV and I love StoryCorps!

Panelists

  • Jamie Dobie

    Community Engagement & Education Manager at POV.

  • Eliza Licht

    VP of Community Engagement & Education at POV.

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