It’s a civil war that’s lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. Fought eye for an eye. Over 15,000 dead and counting, while the world stands by. Welcome to South Central Los Angeles. But what’s at the root of this long-standing battle? In CRIPS AND BLOODS: Made in America, filmmaker Stacy Peralta hits the streets of LA and speaks with former and current members of the Bloods and the Crips, two of the most notorious and violent street gangs in America.On Tuesday, April 14, a live video discussion took place from the Community Cinema event in partnership with the City of Los Angeles. Val Zavala, anchor and reporter of SoCal Connected, led a panel discussion with filmmaker Stacy Peralta, Deputy Mayor of Gang Reduction and Youth Development Rev. Jeff Carr and community organizer Skipp Townsend. Visit the blog later this week for a video recording of this event.
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October 12, 2020
The Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI) released a study entitled “Breaking the Silence: How Documentaries Can Shape the Conversation on Racial Violence in America and Create New Communities,” which shows that in a time of escalating media distrust and expanding news deserts, Americans view documentary storytelling as a trustworthy…
October 5, 2020
ITVS welcomes the newest members of the ITVS family, funded through our Open Call, Short-Form Open Call, Diversity Development Fund (DDF), and Series & Special Projects initiatives. From a community in Chicago fighting to keep its high-achieving school open in the face of gentrification, to a renegade safe injection site in Canada committed to…
September 22, 2020
We are pleased to announce that ITVS-supported films were honored with three prestigious News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Congrats to the winning filmmakers. Read on for more.