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    "Art Has to Capture the Struggle of Our People": Lorena Manriquez and Siqueiros

    September 4, 2020

    Director Lorena Manríquez spoke with me about the filmmaking process behind her film about Mexican muralist David Siqueiros, as well as the persistence required, and working during COVID quarantine.

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    "You Can’t Hurry the Process of Gaining Trust": Patty Zagarella's Blind Love

    July 16, 2020

    Australian filmmaker Patty Zagarella talks to ITVS about her experience producing the "Blind Love" series (including the annoyance of having a very similarly titled but very different Netflix series pop up at the same time) and about the process of applying for Short-Form Open Call.

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    Filmmakers Coping During COVID

    June 30, 2020

    5 Documentary teams are sharing their experience as a filmmaker during COVID and how they are coping with social distancing.

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    The Role of Filmmakers in Documenting Global Health Crises

    April 24, 2020

    Two of the filmmakers behind ITVS-supported Survivors reflect back on making a film during the Ebola outbreak in Africa and lessons we can learn during the COVID crisis.

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    When Filmmaker and Subject Are Father and Son: Tadashi and Robert Nakamura in Their "Third Act"

    August 26, 2019

    Documentary filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura opens up about making a film about--and with--his father, longtime documentary maker and teacher Robert Nakamura.