ITVS in the News

Posted on December 27, 2011

A sampling of coverage from The New York Times, Realscreen.com, and more…

The New York Times: Dot Earth Blog: If a Tree Falls, Can it win an Oscar? ...an extraordinary documentary by the brilliant young filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman that explores the prosecution of members of the Earth Liberation Front for a series of costly arson fires. 

The New York Times: Year-End Lists: Top Ten Movies of 2011 David Weissman's documentary We Were Here was among the top films (fiction & documentary) selected by Stephen Holden. 

Womens eNews: Daughters of Imprisoned Moms Regroup for a Sequel Troop 1500, rebroadcasting tonight on PBS's Independent Lens, is about Girl Scouts who trek together to visit mothers behind bars. Director Ellen Spiro talks here about the reunion sequel she is making with the daughters, five years later. 

Realscreen.com: PBS unveils 2012 Black History Month line-up U.S. public broadcaster PBS has unveiled the programming for Black History Month in February, including a number of specials and feature docs looking at a variety of historical events from the post-Emancipation era to the rise of the Black Power movement. 

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  1. Approaches from Insiders and Outsiders

    July 11, 2018

    Illuminating the human condition: it’s a theme that pervades some of the most effective documentaries. Getting there has multiple paths and as a filmmaker, you have baggage you bring. For The Judge, filmmaker Erika Cohn was a complete outsider in her story and had to build trust with strangers. Bing Liu, on the other hand, mined his own community

  2. When Brothers Tell A Story

    June 27, 2018

    Following the story of a group of Muslim morticians in Newark, NJ, the brother filmmaking team Zeshawn and Aman Ali learned invaluable lessons regarding death, faith, and community. Their ITVS Open Call funded Two Gods allowed them intimate access alongside their participants Furquan and Nas, giving the Ali brothers a space to work together and focus

  3. Believing in Yourself and Your Story

    May 9, 2018

    Councilwoman follows the story of Carmen, a hotel housekeeper and mother from the Dominican Republic striving to advocate for low-income workers from the margins to Providence, Rhode Island city politics. Her journey encourages us all to reflect on who should be responsible for the decision-making in our communities. Margo Guernsey, director of