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  1. Macky Alston on Bishop Gene Robinson, LGBT Rights, and Making His Film, Love Free or Die

    October 29, 2012

    Macky Alston (Hard Road Home) returns to Independent Lens this season with his new film Love Free or Die. Independent Lens sat down to discuss the genesis of his latest work, and the very personal angle from which he chose and profiled his subject. Love Free or Die premieres tonight on Independent Lens at 10 PM (check local listings).What impact do you hope

  2. The Collaborator and His Family, Sunday on Global Voices

    August 3, 2012

    ITVS’s Annisa Kau sat down with filmmakers Ruthie Shatz and Adi Barash to discuss their documentary The Collaborator and His Family. The film, which follows a Palestinian family as it is torn apart by its patriarch's collaboration with Israel, will air this Sunday, August 5 on Global Voices on the WORLD Channel (check local listings).Can you tell us

  3. An Inside Look Into Producer Orientation

    August 1, 2012

    Last week, Juli Vizza was one of eleven filmmakers who gathered in ITVS’s San Francisco headquarters to attend the latest round of producer orientation for Open Call funding.   A crash course in the public television system. That’s how I would describe the week-long orientation with ITVS. In most cases, if you’ve ever had a film financed and distributed

  4. One Man's Fight Against Maternal Mortality: A Motherland Afghanistan Update

    July 26, 2012

    In Motherland Aghanistan, which aired on Global Voices in May, Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi journeys to the heart of this medical tragedy by following her father’s (Dr. Qudrat Mojadidi) return to Afghanistan to battle one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Sedika Mojadidi provided BTB an update on her father's work, both

  5. Supreme Courts Upholds Health Care Law

    June 28, 2012

    On Thursday, the Supreme Court largely upheld the President's health care overhaul in a 5-4 ruling. Filmmaker Peter Nicks of The Waiting Room is taking the public's temperature to the court's decision on twitter @WaitingStories. Send in your feedback and use the hashtag #1in6.The Waiting Room (heading to Independent Lens next season) goes behind the