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    F is for Finding Visibility: Stepping in Front of the Lens

    January 4, 2018

    Seasoned documentarians turn cameras on themselves to share their transracial adoption story in The F Word.

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    Strong and Proud: Harvest Season

    November 1, 2017

    From New York City streets to the back roads of rural America, capturing a story sometimes involves embarking on a journey that can take you thousands of miles from home, meeting people along the way and perhaps discovering an America that most people don’t see.  ITVS-funded filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz set himself to tell the story of those people who bring wine

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    When Being Green is Good: Farewell Ferris Wheel

    October 25, 2017

    A beautiful film is the the desired outcome of all filmmakers, but indie documentary storytellers are presented with unique obstacles that could derail their vision. Perseverance here is key. Whether your film takes two years or 12, if you are green or seasoned, persisting through those struggles takes faith and a certain kind of bold

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    Courageous Storytelling: Turning the Lens to Disaster Survivors

    October 11, 2017

    Fearless documentary filmmaking is about trust: trust in yourself, your crew, your vision. But trust goes both ways. Unlike narrative filmmaking where contracts might stipulate the ground rules of interacting with your talent, bold storytellers of nonfiction need to go one step further and build trust with their participants. The question becomes:

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    Bold Storytelling Reigns at the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards

    October 9, 2017

    It was an extraordinary evening for bold storytellers on Thursday, October 5th at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. Five ITVS documentaries, four for Independent Lens and one for POV, received Emmy® Awards. The winning films include: The Armor of Light (Independent Lens) for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary; Thank You for