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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. INDEPENDENT LENS STRIKES A CHORD WITH STACEY TENENBAUM’S PIPE DREAMS, SET TO PREMIERE JUNE 22 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

      May 13, 2020
      (San Francisco, CA) Tuesday, May 12, 2020 — Filmmaker Stacey Tenenbaum’s refreshing and surprising documentary Pipe Dreams challenges preconceived notions about this age-old instrument while introducing viewers to a new generation of passionate young organists, and shines a spotlight on the largely unexplored world of competitive organ
    2. RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

      May 6, 2020
      (San Francisco, CA) Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — A fiercely intelligent, radical activist who became a fabulously wealthy recluse in her later years, Marion Stokes was dedicated to furthering and protecting the truth — so much so that she recorded American television 24 hours a day for over 30 years. Now, the critically acclaimed documentary Recorder: The
    3. TWO INDEPENDENT LENS FILMS AND THREE ITVS-FUNDED DOCUMENTARIES HONORED WITH PEABODY AWARD NOMINATIONS

      May 6, 2020
      (San Francisco, CA) May 6, 2020 — ITVS is proud to announce that two of its films, Hale County This Morning, This Evening and One Child Nation, were nominated in the documentary category for the 79th Annual Peabody Awards, out of a total 20 nominees. Both films premiered on the PBS series Independent Lens, which continues to serve as a public broadcast home

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