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  1. Notes from Amsterdam: A Wrap Up of IDFA

    November 29, 2011

    More than a dozen ITVS docs screened at last week’s IDFA festival in Amsterdam. Senior Series producer of Independent Lens Lois Vossen participated in the special FORUM event and offered BTB this wrap up report.The 19th FORUM took place in Amsterdam on November 21-23 as part of 25th annual International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). The current

  2. Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Memorialized in San Francisco

    November 22, 2011

    Al Gore was just one of several distinguished speakers who came to Wangari Maathai's memorial service at the Delancey Street Theater in San Francisco last week. The environmentalist passed away in September while undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. Also in attendance was Douglas Goldman (president of the Goldman Environmental Foundation),

  3. Next on Independent Lens: We Still Live Here

    November 16, 2011

    Founding Series Producer of Independent Lens Lois Vossen, honors Native American Heritage Month by setting up the documentary We Still Live Here - As Nutayunean. The film, by Anne Makepeace, premieres on Thursday, November 17 on PBS. The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to

  4. Up Next on Independent Lens, Deaf Jam

    November 2, 2011

    Founding Series Producer of Independent Lens Lois Vossen, sets up the documentary Deaf Jam by filmmaker Judy Lieff. The film follows Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen living in New York City, as she discovers the power of American Sign Language poetry. As she prepares to be one of the first deaf poets to compete in a spoken-word slam, her journey leads to an

  5. Up Next on Independent Lens, Lives Worth Living

    October 27, 2011

    The documentary, by filmmaker Eric Neudel, follows one man's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and his role in the earliest days of the Disability Rights Movement. Watch the video below as Independent Lens Series Producer Lois Vossen sets up the film. Remember to participate in our weekly Independent Lens film club. Tonight, join filmmaker