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    2017 Peabody Awards - Institutional Winner
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    2017 Academy Awards - Best Feature Documentary
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    2017 Sundance Film Festival: Best Directing, US Documentary

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    • Director of Engagement & Impact

      Focus on engagement strategy and oversee execution of campaigns that maximize impact of ITVS documentaries. Bring your engagement strategy, leadership, and program evaluation skills that will expand public dialogue around diverse issues presented in ITVS films.

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      Join ITVS as a Digital Producer managing OVEE, our social TV platform that engages, educates, and connects communities. Bring your business development, product management and digital producer skills.

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    1. “Dolores,” Acclaimed Portrait of Activist Icon Dolores Huerta, Premieres on Independent Lens, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, on PBS

      January 12, 2018

      (San Francisco, CA) — One of the most important, yet least known activists of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez.

    2. Rat Film Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 26, 2018 on PBS

      January 12, 2018

      (San Francisco, CA) — In his critically-acclaimed directorial debut, Theo Anthony uses the rat to burrow into the dark, complicated history of Baltimore.

    3. Independent Lens Wins IDA Award for Best Curated Series

      December 11, 2017
      (San Francisco, CA) December 11, 2017— Independent Lens has won the 2017 IDA Documentary Award for Best Curated Series from the International Documentary Association. This year’s win marks the fourth time for the series, having received the award previously in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The 33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards ceremony took place on

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