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  1. Filmmakers of "The Invisible War" Reflect on Sundance Premiere

    January 27, 2012

    This past weekend, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering premiered their documentary The Invisible War at the Sundance Film Festival. The film examines the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military, the institutions that cover up its existence, and the profound personal and social consequences that arise from it. Watch the video below as

  2. "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

  3. Macky Alston's "Love Free or Die" Takes Off at Sundance

    January 23, 2012

    Premiering Monday night at Sundance is Macky Alston's new film Love Free or Die, which  follows the historic and controversial rise of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop. BTB caught up with Alston at a mass held at St. Luke's Church on Sunday in Park City, where LGBT leaders showed up to support and discuss the film.Love Free or Die is an ITVS-funded

  4. Independent Lens Honors Black History at TCA

    January 11, 2012

    At this year's Television Critics Association, Independent Lens announced three new films that examine the history of African American activism and produced a panel including legendary activist Angela Davis and artist Talib Kweli. Watch the video below to see some of the icons and artists who joined Independent Lens in recognizing African American

  5. Independent Lens Leads PBS's Black History Month

    January 5, 2012

    The lineup will include three new critically acclaimed documentaries in February: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, More Than a Month, and The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 — featuring the legendary activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis. In February 2012, Independent Lens will lead the celebration of Black History Month on public television