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  1. Introducing the New Independent Lens Film Club (#ILDocClub)

    October 10, 2011

    This week, Independent Lens introduced its own documentary club on twitter #ILDocClub. The tag will be used to generate live chatter from around the country during the show's national broadcast on PBS. Here’s how it works: Wham Bam Islam! is premiering Thursday at 10pm on most PBS stations (check here to see when it is on in your area). While you watch, or

  2. Live Chat on The Learning, Friday 9/16

    September 15, 2011

    Join ITVS, PBS NewsHour, POV and the Economist Film Project on Friday, September 16 at 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET for an online panel discussion on the new documentary The Learning. The NewsHour will air an excerpt of the film on September 15 as part of the Economist Film Project, and the documentary will air in its entirety on September 20 on POV.The Learning is the

  3. Live Chat: "Black Folk Don't...What?", Aug. 30 at 4:30pm EST

    August 29, 2011

    Are there some things you've heard "black folk don't..." do? Join the live chat with filmmaker Angela Tucker and comedian Baratunde Thurston on Tuesday, Aug. 30th at  4:30pm EST, brought to you by our friends at the National Black Programming Consortium. is hosting a live web chat for the Black Folk Don't... web series which

  4. Live Chat on Globalization and Poor Working Conditions in China

    August 8, 2011

    Filmmaker Micha Peled’s China Blue begins its free stream on Friday, August 12, as part of ITVS’s Indies Showcase. To kick off the online premiere, PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan will moderate a live chat on BTB on Friday at 11amPT / 2pm ET with Peled and others, focusing the discussion on globalization and poor working conditions in

  5. Next Up on Indies Showcase, New Year Baby

    August 5, 2011

    The documentary follows the personal story of filmmaker Socheata Poeuv, who grew up in the U.S. never knowing that her family survived the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia. New Year Baby will stream free on ITVS’s Indies Showcase for three days, starting on Saturday, August 6. Last May, Socheata Poeuv participated in a live chat about her film (airing at