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  1. Live Chat on ITVS's International Call

    December 2, 2011

    ITVS International Call 2012's deadline is Friday, December 9, 2011. On Monday, December 5 at 6am PT — core members of our ITVS International team will answer your questions about the call in a live chat on BTB. The discussion is open to ask any question — no topic is too big or too small — regarding International Call, ITVS, what we're looking for, the process,

  2. Live Blogging from Girl Scouts Convention in Houston

    November 11, 2011

    The Women and Girls Lead campaign is on the ground in Houston this week and we'll be blogging live on Friday and Saturday from the Girls Scouts National Convention. The convention will feature Women and Girls Lead in multiple events including screenings and panel discussions with filmmakers, and six media creation workshops with the Girl Scouts

  3. Mary-Louise Parker Says: "Join the Club!"

    November 10, 2011

    Trouble rallying friends for book club? Mary-Louise Parker invites indie film lovers across the country to rally during PBS broadcasts of Independent Lens under #ILDocClub on twitter. Join the conversation each week with fresh reactions from viewers and some of the most provocative independent filmmakers on the planet.

  4. Live Chat on Fostering Digital Citizenship

    November 7, 2011

    The National Association for Media Literacy Education and ITVS's Community Classroom invite you to celebrate Media Literacy week in a live chat with educators from across the U.S. and Canada. The discussion begins at 4pm PT / 7pm ET on Monday. If you're not available during that time, you can always replay the event in the archives below.

  5. First Up on IL: Wham! Bam! Islam!

    October 11, 2011

    The 10th season of Independent Lens kicks off this Thursday, October 13 at 10PM (check local listings) with Isaac Solotaroff’s documentary Wham! Bam! Islam! The film follows Kuwaiti psychologist Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa as he battles to launch a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah. Viewers should check out the filmmaker’s recent