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  1. Two Independent Lens Programs Win Peabody Awards

    April 2, 2009

    The George Foster Peabody Awards, administered by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the oldest, and one of the most prestigious honors in electronic media. Among this year’s winners are two Independent Lens programs: KING CORN, by Aaron Woolf, Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney, which follows two recent college

  2. Filmmaker Profile: Klaartje Quirijns, THE DICTATOR HUNTER

    April 1, 2009

    Dutch filmmaker Klaartje Quirijns first met Reed Brody and Souleymane Guengueng when the two men were sitting under a map covered with mug shots of dictators from around the world. Brody, a human rights lawyer, pointed to one of them and said, “This is one of the most brutal dictators you probably never heard of: Hissene Habré of Chad… And we want to bring this

  3. ITVS Joins Filmmakers and Partners to Take Indie Lens’s LIONESS to Congress

    March 31, 2009

    Director of Communications Dennis Palmieri joined ITVS president and CEO Sally Fifer, Senior VP for Content Management Jim Sommers and VP of International Distribution Tamara Gould for a special ITVS-sponsored presentation to Congress of the Independent Lens film LIONESS, which looks at war through the eyes of women and the U.S. military policy that

  4. Watch RECYCLE Tonight on Independent Lens

    March 31, 2009

    Ride shotgun with ex-Mujahideen fighter Abu Amar and his son through the chaotic streets of Zarqa, Jordan –– a hotbed of political extremism and birthplace of the infamous al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Follow Amar’s daily life as he scours the streets to earn a meager living collecting cardboard to recycle and struggles with his faith and the

  5. Native American Film and Video Festival and Filmmakers Summit

    March 30, 2009

    International Programming Manager Cynthia Kane and Programming Manager Kathryn Washington recently attended the Native American Film and Video Festival and Filmmakers Summit, which was held at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City through the weekend. In this report, Cynthia discusses her and Kathryn's work in the field and