Two Afghan women strive to maintain hard-won rights while a parliament member faces death threats and a reporter reaches a crossroads.
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¡Las Sandinistas! uncovers the extraordinary, untold story of a group of Nicaraguan women who rose out of inequality to lead rebel Sandinista troops in battle against the brutal Somoza dictatorship.
Explore time and memory through a complicated relationship between two Chinese artists, between a father and a son.
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Diversity Development Fund
DDF gives producers of color up to $15,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for air on public television. Pre-production projects only.Find out more
Reopens August 6, 2018 9:00 AM PDT
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Digital Open Call offers research and development funding for you to pilot a story on public media digital platforms. Pre-production projects only.Find out more
Reopens January 29, 2018 9:00 AM PST
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News January 4, 2018
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News December 6, 2017
From UK to Virginia, ITVS funded filmmakers come from all walks of life, from all parts of the world. The moment when a filmmaker’s journey across oceans and wild plains takes them to a community fighting to continue the traditions of their ancestors is where bold stories are born. How would that experience forever leave its mark on the filmmakers and how…
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