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  1. Watch QUICK FEET, SOFT HANDS This Month on Public Television

    April 9, 2009

    Against the backdrop of Southern League baseball, fiancees Jim and Lisa face the challenge of moving up America's economic ladder. Jim, a minor league shortstop, fights a batting slump while Lisa slogs away to support them. Together they must confront Jim's slump as they cope with the day-to-day realities of being young, married and poor. Check out the

  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. Watch WAILA! MAKING THE PEOPLE HAPPY This Month on Public Television

    April 2, 2009

    Waila, the contemporary dance music of southern Arizona's tribal communities, is often called "chicken scratch." Played at tribal functions, this fun, lively music offers relief from the hardships of reservation life. WAILA! MAKING THE PEOPLE HAPPY explores the history of the music and looks at the Joaquins, a family of musicians, and their journey

  4. Native American Film and Video Festival and Filmmakers Summit

    March 30, 2009

    International Programming Manager Cynthia Kane and Programming Manager Kathryn Washington recently attended the Native American Film and Video Festival and Filmmakers Summit, which was held at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City through the weekend. In this report, Cynthia discusses her and Kathryn's work in the field and

  5. ITVS Hosts Diversity Development Fund Workshop

    March 6, 2009

    For this first time, ITVS invited Diversity Development Fund (DDF) recipients to the office in San Francisco for a special workshop with filmmaker mentors. Alex Zacarias was there to describe firsthand his experience. Earlier this week, I participated in the first Diversity Development Fund (DDF) workshop, which took place at ITVS in San Francisco.