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  1. Filmmaker Profile: Anne Aghion, ICE PEOPLE

    April 30, 2009

    Fascinated by people who survive extreme circumstances, award-winning filmmaker Anne Aghion produced ICE PEOPLE, a feature-length documentary that explores the physical, emotional and spiritual adventure of living and conducting science in Antarctica––the earth’s coldest continent. The film airs on May 5 at 10:00 PM on the Sundance Channel. Anne

  2. Terrence Howard Interviews Baron Davis about CRIPS AND BLOODS

    April 30, 2009

    Independent Lens host Terrence Howard sat down with Baron Davis, producer of CRIPS AND BLOODS: Made in America to talk about growing up on the streets of Los Angeles. Find out what the film means to Davis, how he focused on his professional basketball career and why he chose to bring his film to public television. CRIPS AND BLOODS will air on Independent Lens on

  3. Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    April 30, 2009

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q: I’m a filmmaker from Argentina with an urgent documentary in development, and I need seed money. Do you offer any funding for research and development? A: ITVS’s capacity to fund projects outside of its standing initiatives is extremely limited and highly

  4. Global Voices Channel on Hulu

    April 29, 2009

    ITVS and PBS partner Hulu recently launched the Global Voices Channel, featuring 18 full-length episodes from the first season. Global Voices offers an international perspective through intimate and uncommon stories by and about everyday people, made by independent filmmakers from around the globe. A great success in the online video world, Hulu

  5. Watch AT HOME IN UTOPIA Tonight on Independent Lens

    April 28, 2009

    A home of your own: that's the American dream. But what happens when the dreamers are immigrants, factory workers and Communists? Director Michal Goldman traces the history of "The Coops," a cooperative apartment complex built in the Bronx by Jewish garment workers. The film tracks the rise and fall of the community from the 1920s into the 1950s, bearing