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  1. Best. Teacher. Ever! The Nominations Are In

    June 3, 2011

    The Best. Teacher. Ever! contest winner will be announced next week. Thank you all for the nominations for the teachers who changed your lives for the better. We’ve been moved and inspired by the stories of those special educators out there who accept long hours, not-so-great pay, and limited resources because they want to see young people thrive. They all

  2. A Deadline and an Honorary Entry for the Best. Teacher. EVER. Contest.

    May 26, 2011

    As a reminder to submit your nominations for our Best. Teacher. EVER! contest, we thought we'd share a nomination from ITVS Managing Editor Brooke Shelby Biggs. As a staff member, Brooke can't compete for the Kindle or other cool prizes, but we thought her description of her kindergarten teacher, Ms. Sharon Janulaw, was worth sharing. Don't forget to send

  3. Children of the Amazon Collects High Honors in Nepal

    May 13, 2011

    Denise Zmekhol’s documentary Children of the Amazon recently picked up the Bronze Drum Award at the Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival. The filmmaker offered BTB a report from her trip, with some special footage from the doc. Children of the Amazon will be rebroadcast on May 14 and 15 on the WORLD Channel.  In April I was invited to participate in

  4. The Garbage Dreams Game Nominated in 2nd Annual Games for Change Awards

    May 13, 2011

    The Games For Change Awards recognize excellence in games that address current, pressing social issues. The Garbage Dreams Game, developed to complement the acclaimed Independent Lens documentary by Mai Iskander, received a nomination in the 2nd Annual Games for Change Awards in the Transmedia category. The awards recognize excellence in “games for

  5. And the Artists Month Viewer Contest Winners Are...

    April 26, 2011

    Independent Lens fans have spoken and selected a winner for our Artists Month contest. Read details below from our friends at the IL blog. Honestly, we are humbled and amazed by all of the artists who submitted their work to us for our Are You a Visionary? art contest in honor of our Artists Month slate of documentaries for April. Never in the history of our user