In January of this year, ITVS brought the epic five-part documentary series Have You Heard From Johannesburg by Connie Field to Independent Lens. This morning we learned that the series has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking!
As you prepare for the awards show we thought you might like to revisit the film with us to remember just what a sweeping document of the anti-Apartheid movement it is. You may also enjoy exploring the companion Apartheid timeline on the Independent Lens website or listen to the Soundtrack of a Revolution on Spotify. Our biggest congratulations to Connie, and best of luck at the Emmys!
From our blog
December 11, 2018
It is with sadness that we say goodbye to filmmaker and educator Bill Siegel. Bill first became a part of the ITVS family with his award-winning film The Weather Underground, which he co-directed with Sam Green. It tells the story of former University of Chicago students who showed their outrage at the Vietnam War and racism in America by waging a low-level…
December 3, 2018
Last week the Sundance Institute announced the showcase of independent feature films selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. We are thrilled to share that four of the selections drawn from a record-breaking 14,259 submissions are ITVS co-productions. It's a milestone moment for ITVS. The 2019 festival entries mark 100 ITVS co-productions…
National Issues, Local Impact: How Indie Lens Pop-Up, Filmmakers, and PBS Stations Gather CommunitiesOctober 17, 2018
Fueling films that spark conversations, and connecting with local audiences, is at the heart of our mission to bring impactful independent documentaries to public media. Indie Lens Pop-Up is the tool in which ITVS filmmakers, PBS member stations, and other local partners connect and engage with their communities. These events translate your film’s…