Press Releases

  1. Welcome to Leith Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 4, 2016 on PBS

    January 20, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) – Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor. An unsettling exploration of what happens to democratic principles

  2. Democrats Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 18, 2016, on PBS

    January 20, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) – In the wake of long-time leader Robert Mugabe’s contentious 2008 presidential win, Zimbabwe took a historic step forward by convening a bipartisan constitutional committee in an effort to transition the country away from its corrupt, authoritarian leadership. Two men from rival political parties were appointed to the committee:

  3. What Was Ours Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 16, 2017 on PBS

    January 16, 2016

    Film Asks Who Owns the Past When Sacred Cultural Artifacts Have Been Removed from Those Who Created Them (San Francisco, CA) — For the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes living on the isolated Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, new contact with lost artifacts risks opening old wounds but also offers the possibility for healing. A young

  4. CHANGEMAKERS GATHER TO DISCUSS HOW MEDIA CAN SUPPORT SOCIAL CHANGE AND GENDER EQUALITY

    January 14, 2016

    WHAT: ITVS, the leading supporter of independent filmmakers and the driver behind Women and Girls Lead Global, together with its partners the Ford Foundation and USAID to host a robust discussion titled “Unstoppable Stories: How Media Can Support Social Change, Gender Equality and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals”.Since the launch of the

  5. Wilhemina’s War Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 29, 2016, on PBS

    December 30, 2015

    (San Francisco, CA) – Each year in the United States, 50,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Nearly half of them live in the South, where the epidemic has taken root in rural communities like Williston, South Carolina. Through the story of Wilhemina Dixon, a one-woman army fighting for her family’s survival, Wilhemina’s War shows