ITVS in the News

Posted on February 4, 2011


New York Times: Documentary Drama at the Oscars Instead the contenders are mostly smaller films from lesser-known filmmakers: Waste Land, about the artist Vik Muniz, set against the backdrop of a massive garbage dump in Rio de Janeiro... with most of the feature film and acting categories apparently sewn up... the documentaries are one area where there is still some drama.

New York Times: Lawlessness and Need Survive in Shaken Haiti The intractability of the country’s problems is further underscored by Children of Haiti, an Independent Lens documentary by Alexandria Hammond that is also showing on Tuesday night on PBS. Wednesday is the first anniversary of the earthquake, but this film has been three years in the making because the phenomenon of children living on the streets is nothing new in Haiti. 

CBS News Up to the Minute: When I Rise Documentary Opera Singer Barbara Smith Conrad, subject of the documentary When I Rise, discusses her experience at the epicenter of racial controversy at the University of Texas in 1957. 

NPR’s This American Life: Kid Politics Ira Glass plays clips from a documentary film called Please Vote for Me, by Weijun Chen. It follows a third grade class in central China in the very first election they've ever had or witnessed. It's surprising how quickly these kids devise tactics used by adult politicians. The film originally aired on Independent Lens on PBS. 

NET Radio: Film Series’ Goal is Civil Conversation There has been a lot of talk recently about making public discourse more civil. As NET Radio's Jerry Johnston reports, a theater in Western Nebraska is making a place for civil conversation - without shying away from tough subjects.


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