Press Releases

  1. Supergirl Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, December 18, 2017 on PBS

    September 15, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — When Naomi Kutin, an Orthodox Jewish girl from New Jersey, broke a world powerlifting record at the age of ten – lifting 215 pounds when she herself weighed only 97 pounds – she quickly became a media sensation, earning the nickname “Supergirl.” 

  2. Winnie Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 5, 2018 on PBS

    September 15, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguing of contemporary female political figures. Her rise and seeming fall from grace bear the hallmarks of epic tragedy.

  3. Shadow World Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, November 20, 2017 on PBS

    September 7, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — From Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair, Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade, the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. Directed by Johan Grimonprez, the film is based on The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, the acclaimed book by Andrew Feinstein.

  4. Independent Lens Announces Fall 2017-Winter 2018 Season

    September 7, 2017

    The award-winning PBS series Independent Lens opens its new season on Monday, November 6 with Chasing Trane, John Scheinfeld’s portrait of jazz great John Coltrane, featuring Denzel Washington speaking the words of Coltrane.

  5. Television Academy Bestows 2017 Governors Award to ITVS in Recognition of Its 25 Years in Broadcasting

    August 8, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA, August 8, 2017) In recognition of its more than 25 years as the nonprofit engine and leading incubator, funder and co-producer of more than 1,400 documentaries by independent producers, ITVS has been selected by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles to receive its 2017 Governors Award. ITVS President and CEO