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  1. "Hell and Back Again" Filmmaker Danfung Dennis Reacts to Oscar Nomination

    January 24, 2012

    Danfung Dennis woke up this morning in Park City as an Academy Award nominated filmmaker for his documentary Hell and Back Again. The film weaves together two overlapping narratives of a Marine at war on the front and in recovery at home. BTB caught up with the filmmaker earlier today on Main St at the Sundance Film Festival.Hell and Back Again will air on May

  2. Oscar Nominees for Best Doc Include: Hell and Back Again & If a Tree Falls

    January 24, 2012

    Early Tuesday morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year's Oscar nominees. Among the films selected for best documentary were two ITVS programs: Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis (coming to Independent Lens on May 24) and If a Tree Falls by filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman (broadcast last September on POV).

  3. Hell and Back Again Picks Up Dupont Award

    December 21, 2011

    Fourteen winners of the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards were announced on Wednesday in New York. Hell and Back Again, by filmmaker Danfung Dennis, will premiere on Independent Lens in May 2012. The documentary follows one soldier’s experience fighting the war in Afghanistan and recovering from a serious injury back in the U.S.In his

  4. The Oscar Speculation Continues with If a Tree Falls

    December 16, 2011

    The New York Times Dot Earth blog recently featured Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman's ITVS-funded documentary If a Tree Falls. The film takes an in-depth look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI called the “number one domestic terrorism threat” in America. Watch the trailer for If a Tree Falls after the jump. The

  5. New York Women in Film & Television Honors ITVS President

    December 8, 2011

    ITVS President and CEO Sally Jo Fifer was awarded the Loreen Arbus Award for Those Who Take Action and Effect Change on Wednesday, December 7 in New York City. ITVS was recognized for spearheading public media’s Women and Girls Lead campaign. Each December, New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) presents the Muse Awards for Vision and