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New Powerful Slate of Open Call-Funded Films Announced

These new Open Call films explore identity and making peace with ourselves and others.

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The making of We Gon' Be Alright documentary web series.

They Gon' Be Alright: Jeff Chang and Bao Nguyen

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    From Fashion to Food and Beyond: Billy Luther Brings Native Stories to the Forefront

    November 1, 2019

    Filmmaker and producer Billy Luther's first feature documentary Miss Navajo, which follows a young woman competing in the Miss Navajo beauty pageant, aired nationally on Independent Lens after premiering in the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, Luther has collaborated with Independent Lens on the alter-NATIVE series highlighting the

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    Native Filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer Tells N. Scott Momaday's Story

    October 29, 2019

    Native American filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer talks with writer Jason Asenap about making a film on one of the preeminent Native writers, N. Scott Momaday, including how he shot the flashback recreations and animated sequences.

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    ITVS Filmmakers Win Five 2019 News & Documentary Emmy Awards

    September 24, 2019

    It was a night to remember at the 40th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards ceremony in New York City, as ITVS filmmakers garnered five Emmy Awards, on top of 16 total nominations. The Awards, as announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), were presented at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday, September 24, and

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    Diverse Stories Resonate with Debbie Lum

    August 30, 2019

    Debbie Lum, DDF-funded for her film My Tiger Mom, and also an ITVS alum for Try Harder! and Seeking Asian Female, talks about what it meant to be funded in name of diversity.

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    When Filmmaker and Subject Are Father and Son: Tadashi and Robert Nakamura in Their "Third Act"

    August 26, 2019

    Documentary filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura opens up about making a film about--and with--his father, longtime documentary maker and teacher Robert Nakamura.