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Project Overview

ITVS launched the GPP in 2005, adapting our full-service model for international productions. Today, the Global Perspectives Collection encompasses documentaries from nearly 90 nations and winners of more than 150 prestigious awards and honors, including Waltz With Bashir’s Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

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More About GPP

The Global Perspectives Project provides a vital and primary pipeline for international independent documentaries to the U.S. broadcast market. Its films have reached over 100 million television viewers and engaged tens of thousands of people on global issues at live events and online. The GPP has also brought the series True Stories: Life in the USA, produced by U.S. filmmakers, to 150 million viewers through public broadcasters in 20 countries worldwide. Working with policy makers, educators, and NGO partners at the highest level, the GPP will continue to create partnerships to encourage cross-cultural understanding. Learn about media as a global diplomat (PDF)

Meet Our Funders

The GPP is made possible through the generous support of Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Meet Our Advisors

Filmmakers, diplomats, corporate leaders, and others make up the GPP board. Read their bios