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  1. Watch TAKING ROOT Tonight on Independent Lens

    April 14, 2009

    How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Ask Wangari Maathai of Kenya. In 1977, she suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote

  2. MADE IN L.A. Screens on Capitol Hill

    April 9, 2009

    Filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar went to Washington, D.C. last week for a screening on Capitol Hill of MADE IN L.A., which documents the lives, struggle and personal transformation of three Latina immigrants working in garment factories. This event included comments and conversation with Congresswoman Diane Watson; Congressman Luis

  3. A Special Screening of MOTHERLAND AFGHANISTAN in San Francisco

    April 8, 2009

    Earlier this week, members of the San Francisco Commonwealth Club gathered for the screening of Sedika Mojadidi's MOTHERLAND AFGHANISTAN, co-produced by ITVS and presented by the Americans for UNFPA. The subject matter of the film is harsh, real and gritty. Afghanistan has the second largest maternal mortality rate in the world. But somehow the film's

  4. CRIPS AND BLOODS Live Webcast Panel Discussion April 14

    April 6, 2009

    It’s a civil war that’s lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. Fought eye for an eye. Over 15,000 dead and counting, while the world stands by. Welcome to South Central Los Angeles. But what’s at the root of this long-standing battle? In CRIPS AND BLOODS: Made in America, filmmaker Stacy Peralta hits the streets of LA and speaks with former and current

  5. ITVS Joins Filmmakers and Partners to Take Indie Lens’s LIONESS to Congress

    March 31, 2009

    Director of Communications Dennis Palmieri joined ITVS president and CEO Sally Fifer, Senior VP for Content Management Jim Sommers and VP of International Distribution Tamara Gould for a special ITVS-sponsored presentation to Congress of the Independent Lens film LIONESS, which looks at war through the eyes of women and the U.S. military policy that