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  1. Half the Sky Earns TV Academy Honors

    March 21, 2013

    The Independent Lens special presentation Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide will be among seven other programs to receive Television Academy Honors at the May 9th ceremony in Los Angeles. Recognized for personifying “Television with a Conscience,” the landmark PBS program is based on the book by New York

  2. #SheDocs in Numbers: A Look at Women in Media

    March 20, 2013

    Each year, the Center for the Study of Women in TV & Film releases its research on the status of women and girls behind the scenes and on screen in mainstream media. The 2012 results revealed that 33 percent of characters in Hollywood films were female, while only 11 percent of them were the film’s protagonists. What is more astonishing is that the number of

  3. ITVS Co-Presents Two Films at CAAMFest!

    March 15, 2013

    For the next 10 days, the Center for Asian America Media presents CAAMFest, a celebration of film, music, food and digital media form the world’s most innovative Asian and Asian American artists. Yesterday marked the beginning of the 2013 CAAMFest, formerly known as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, and ITVS could not be more

  4. Adrian Baker on Animating Native American Oral History

    March 13, 2013

    Originally posted on the Independent Lens BlogSometimes, the shameful chapters of our past deserve to be excavated through an animated short, the form du jour for oral history projects such as StoryCorps. From the PBS Online Film Festival, the short documentary Injunuity: Buried features the story of a Native American burial ground and shellmound

  5. Happy International Women’s Day from Women and Girls Lead

    March 8, 2013

    Today is International Women’s Day! How do you plan to honor the more than 3 billion women and girls in the world in the next 24 hours? We like to celebrate with film, of course. No other medium can amplify women’s voices and capture their experiences quite like documentary film. Join us today at 11am PT / 2pm ET for a special International Women’s Day online