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    2019 Sundance Film Festival for U.S, Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency
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    2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
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    2019 Sundance Film Festival for U.S. Grand Jury Prize Documentary
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    2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
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    2019 Sundance Film Festival for World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for No Borders
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    2019 Tribeca Film Festival for Best Cinematography - Documentary
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    IN THE PRESS

    1. New Study Shows Valuable Role of Documentaries in Shaping the National Conversation on Racial Violence

      October 12, 2020
      WASHINGTON DC (October 12, 2020) — The Center for Media & Social Impact today released a study showing that in a time of escalating media distrust and expanding news deserts, Americans view documentary storytelling as a trustworthy information source and a driver of civic dialogue on social challenges such as racial violence.  Conducted in early
    2. Independent Lens premieres Human Rights Watch Film Festival Favorite Belly of the Beast November 23, 2020 on PBS and PBS Video App

      September 30, 2020
      (San Francisco, CA), Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – Nearly forty years after being banned, a pattern of illegal sterilizations in America’s women’s prisons has continued undetected, shielded by prison officials and doctors inside the correctional system. From Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director and producer Erika Cohn, Belly of the
    3. ITVS Co-Productions Honored With Three News and Documentary Emmy Awards Including Best Documentary

      September 23, 2020
      (San Francisco, CA) Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — ITVS announced today that two ITVS co-production films were honored with a total of three News and Documentary Emmy® Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Awarded projects include Midnight Traveler for Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary and The Silence of

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