Press Releases

  1. The Judge Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, November 19, 2018 on PBS

    September 24, 2018

    Meet the Middle East’s First Female Shari’a Judge“In its engaging fashion, it strikes one inspirational note after another as its follows an ambitious, tough-minded and cheerful social revolutionary.” — The Hollywood Reporter(San Francisco, CA) — Religious courts in the Middle East, including the Shari’a courts of Islam which adjudicate domestic

  2. Man on Fire Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, December 17, 2018

    September 24, 2018

    Documentary Seeks to Explain Why an Elderly Methodist Minister Self-Immolated in a Texas Parking Lot(San Francisco, CA) — On June 23, 2014, a 79-year-old white Methodist minister named Charles Moore drove to an empty parking lot in his old hometown of Grand Saline, Texas, and set himself on fire. He left a note on his car’s windshield explaining that this

  3. ITVS Projects Receive Twelve News and Documentary Emmy Award Nominations

    July 26, 2018

    (San Francisco, CA, July 26, 2018) Twelve documentaries funded by ITVS received News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations, it was announced today, including eight nominations for films that premiered on Independent Lens on PBS. The nominated films include Steve James’s Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Keith Maitland’s TOWER, Susan Gray and Bestor

  4. Three ITVS-Funded Documentaries Win Peabody Awards

    April 18, 2018

    (San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2018) — ITVS is pleased to announce that three of its funded films have won Peabody Awards in the Documentary category: Deej, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, and Newtown. Honoring the “most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media,”the 77th Annual Peabody Awards ceremony will be

  5. Six ITVS-Funded Documentaries and Three Independent Lens Films Honored with Peabody Award Nominations

    April 12, 2018

    (San Francisco, CA, April 12, 2018) — ITVS is pleased to announce that six of its funded films have been nominated for 2017 Peabody Awards in the documentary category: ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail, Deej, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, Motherland, Newtown, and TOWER.  In addition, The Bad Kids, which aired on the PBS series Independent Lens, which is