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  1. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Presents TAKING ROOT

    March 23, 2009

    A large crowd recently gathered from across the Detroit metro area to watch the Community Cinema screening of TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The evening started with a dance performance by students of Heritage Works, a local performing arts studio. Ranging in age from 7 to 17 years old,

  2. Filmmaker Karen Skloss at SXSW

    March 23, 2009

    ITVS and PBS celebrated independent film and new media at the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive & Film conference in Austin, Texas. PBS Engage hosted a "Social Media & Online Video Studio" on Sixth Street and interviewed ITVS funded filmmaker Karen Skloss. Her fearless and evocative film SUNSHINE made its world premiere at SXSW.

  3. One Water Project Launches on World Water Day

    March 20, 2009

    Did you know one in eight people worldwide lack access to clean water, and that water-related illnesses account for the deaths of 5,000 children every day? Now is a great time to learn more about this critical issue. March 22 is World Water Day, an international celebration of fresh water, organized annually by the United Nations to call attention to water

  4. Filmmaker Keith Maitland Reflects on World Premiere at SXSW

    March 19, 2009

    Today is just one day in the three and a half year journey that has been THE EYES OF ME. It’s a day that I haven’t given myself permission to spend too much time thinking about––just one day after its world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW). THE EYES OF ME is a documentary that follows the lives of four blind teens in Austin, Texas. All four teens in the film had

  5. At SXSW with ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad

    March 19, 2009

    Held annually in Austin, Texas, South By Southwest (SXSW) is considered one of the world's premiere festivals, recognizing the best of film, music and interactive projects. ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad gives some of the highlights from ITVS's and PBS's participation from this past week.Despite unseasonably cold and wet weather in Austin (and