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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News January 23, 2018
We are pleased to announce that ITVS funded documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film. The awards will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on March 4, 2018. “We are thrilled that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has honored the ITVS-funded…
News January 18, 2018
It's that time of year again to don our puffer coats and snow boots. ITVS will head to Park City, Utah to support ITVS-funded and co-produced films at the storied Sundance Film Festival. We hope to see you at one of the premieres or picking up some festival gear! Don't miss the World Premiere of Bing Lu's Minding the Gap.Bing, a Chinese American 25-year-old,…
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