A Ukrainian family struggles with the pressures of war and its effects on a child

"The Distant Barking of Dogs," a new documentary on POV, follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg over a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of the on-going war in Eastern Ukraine. Having no other place to go, Oleg and his grandmother Alexandra stay and watch as others leave the village, showing just how crucial

and fragile
family is for survival.

Directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont, "The Distant Barking of Dogs" has its national broadcast debut on the PBS documentary series POV and pov.org on Monday, August 5 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings). The film is a co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and American Documentary.

"POV" is American television's longest-running independent documentary series now in its 32nd season. The award-winning "POV" (a cinema term for "point of view") series is the longest-running showcase on television to feature the work of America's best contemporary-issue independent filmmakers.

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