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    In Remembrance of Filmmaker Roland Legiardi-Laura

    April 27, 2016

    It is with great sadness that we say farewell to independent filmmaker, poet, beloved teacher, activist and storyteller, Roland Legiardi-Laura who died April 20, 2016. We welcomed Roland into the ITVS family in 2008 with his documentary To Be Heard, which he co-directed and produced with Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer, and Amy Sultan. To Be

  2. How "Oil & Water" Came Together

    September 17, 2014

    Guest post by the directors of the ITVS-funded documentary Oil & Water.

  3. Wonder Women! Inspires WONDER CITY Game

    April 15, 2013

    By Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Kelcey EdwardsFilmmakers, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines WONDER CITY has been developed as companion game to the PBS documentary feature, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (tonight at 10 pm on Independent Lens). While the film encourages young audiences to explore pop

  4. Adrian Baker on Animating Native American Oral History

    March 13, 2013

    Originally posted on the Independent Lens BlogSometimes, the shameful chapters of our past deserve to be excavated through an animated short, the form du jour for oral history projects such as StoryCorps. From the PBS Online Film Festival, the short documentary Injunuity: Buried features the story of a Native American burial ground and shellmound

  5. Alison Klayman on Filming Ai Weiwei

    February 22, 2013

    Independent Lens sat down with filmmaker Alison Klayman to talk about the joys and challenges of filming China's most famous artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei. Her film, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, premieres on Independent Lens February 25 at 10 PM (check local listings). Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the