June 26, 2017

Screen Time: Week of June 26

From Julia Meltzer's  'Dalya's Other Country.'

Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home.

Opening the new season of POV tonight is Julia Meltzer's Dalya's Other Country, the nuanced story of members of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict who are remaking themselves after the parents separate. It follows its title character, a Syrian teenager, over the course of four years.

Premiering Tuesday, June 27 on America Reframed is Vegas Baby, Amanda Micheli's film about aspiring parents who enter a contest to win a free round of in-vitro fertilization. The Hollywood Reporter calls the film "an intimate look at a complex subject."

Currently streaming on Netflix is Gianfranco Rosi's Sacro GRA, observing the lives of intriguing people who live along the 42.5 mile highway that loops around Rome. RogerEbert.com writes that "Rosi and his collaborators don’t seem to have any agenda besides capturing the small but important moments in real people's lives — the kinds of fleeting emotional transactions that movies rarely think to show us."