Exiled to a private prison deep in the Arizona desert, native Hawaiian inmates discover culture and community behind bars.
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News May 1, 2019
From ITVS Open Call funding to an Independent Lens premiere, Out Of State director Ciara Lacy and producer Beau Bassett talked to us about the multifaceted and sometimes painful journey through the Hawaiian incarceration system. ITVS: This story hits close to home for both of you. Can you explain why you thought it was important to bring it to public…
News April 16, 2019
We are pleased to announce that of the eight winners in the Documentary category of the prestigious Peabody Awards, ITVS-funded filmmakers were honored with four awards. The 2018 Peabody Award recipients were Minding the Gap, Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, Dolores, and The Judge. Honoring the “most powerful, enlightening and…
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