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    Eunice Lau Accepts the Call to Tell Powerful Stories

    August 6, 2020

    Filmmaker Eunice Lau talks about how to draw an audience in using different cinematic techniques, applying for ITVS's Diversity Development Fund, and the risks involved when tackling the subject of terrorism for her film "Accept the Call."

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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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    Ramona Diaz Explores Reproductive Justice in the Philippines

    May 12, 2020

    Ramona Diaz talks about her powerful ITVS Open Call and Diversity Development Fund-supported film "Motherland," including how she got through the complicated shoot at the world’s busiest maternity hospital, in Manila.

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    Jenny Murray Amplifies the Untold Stories of the Women in the Sandinistas Revolution

    January 13, 2020

    The women combatants of the Sandinistas are some of the most compelling feminist leaders of all time, yet their story has mostly been erased from history. Their contributions to the revolution helped Nicaraguan women achieve equality and higher standards of living, only to see their party turn its back on women altogether. We spoke with director Jenny

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    “Everything Fell into Place”: Jeff Chang and Bao Nguyen Gon’ Be Alright

    November 20, 2019

    When everything dovetails together so nicely for a creative project, any other filmmaking team would love to know just how it happened. Serendipity? Lightning in a bottle? Blood, sweat, and tears?The collaborators behind the ITVS Short-Form Open Call-supported We Gon' Be Alright documentary web series, filmmaker Bao Nguyen and writer/producer Jeff