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Memories of a Penitent Heart

Season 30 Episode 10 | 53m 43s

Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo suspected that there was something ugly in her family's past. Memories of a Penitent Heart excavates a buried conflict around her uncle Miguel's death at a time when having AIDS was synonymous with sin. As she searches for Miguel's partner decades later, the film – both a love story and a tribute – is a cautionary tale of how faith is used and abused in times of crisis.

Aired: 07/30/17 | Expires: 06/30/21
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.
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Janaki and her big sister Melissa talk about how they really feel about each other.
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Aspiring social worker faces the uncertainty of life as a blind, undocumented immigrant.
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Lynn Weaver and his daughter talk about his father who worked as a janitor and chauffeur.
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At MIT, an alum follows four African students striving to become change agents for home.
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An intimate look behind the closed doors of the Chinese birth tourism industry in the US.
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A message from the filmmaker.
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Anatomy of a Scene from How to Have an American Baby with Leslie Tai.
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A filmmaker's conversations with her mom unveil intergenerational healing and a new start.