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  1. CRIPS AND BLOODS Live Webcast Panel Discussion April 14

    April 6, 2009

    It’s a civil war that’s lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. Fought eye for an eye. Over 15,000 dead and counting, while the world stands by. Welcome to South Central Los Angeles. But what’s at the root of this long-standing battle? In CRIPS AND BLOODS: Made in America, filmmaker Stacy Peralta hits the streets of LA and speaks with former and current

  2. International Report From the Field with Cynthia Kane

    April 3, 2009

    It’s Cynthia Kane once again reporting in from Cannes in the South of France. No, not from the renowned film festival, but from one of the two huge television markets held twice a year in the springtime––MIPDOC and MIPTV. MIPDOC takes place on the weekend; however, this year I did not attend since Kathryn Washington, ITVS programming manager, and I were in New

  3. Watch WAILA! MAKING THE PEOPLE HAPPY This Month on Public Television

    April 2, 2009

    Waila, the contemporary dance music of southern Arizona's tribal communities, is often called "chicken scratch." Played at tribal functions, this fun, lively music offers relief from the hardships of reservation life. WAILA! MAKING THE PEOPLE HAPPY explores the history of the music and looks at the Joaquins, a family of musicians, and their journey

  4. 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

  5. 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