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  1. UNMISTAKEN CHILD Premieres at Berlinale

    February 13, 2009

    Berlin––a cosmopolitan, exciting capital, a city of culture with international appeal. In the middle of it all: Berlinale–not only the city’s largest cultural event, but also one of the most important dates on the international film industry’s calendar. Ilil Alexander, producer of the ITVS-funded film UNMISTAKEN CHILD, recounts her

  2. Independent Lens Presents Community Voices

    February 11, 2009

    Independent Lens and ITVS Community are pleased to present Community Voices: short videos developed by independent filmmakers and community partners from around the United States. FFrom a flea market to the Democratic National Convention to an independent recording studio, emerging and first-time filmmakers provide new perspectives on democracy

  3. Opening Night at Ambulante with Geoffrey Smith

    February 9, 2009

    I’m screening my film THE ENGLISH SURGEON at Ambulante, which begins in Mexico City and then goes onto some 20 towns and cities across Mexico for two months. Using Blu-ray DVDs and digital projectors, the festival organizers show a selection of incredible documentaries from around the world that most people in these communities would never otherwise hear

  4. Filmmakers Delve Into History of Faubourg Tremé

    February 6, 2009

    Nestled at the edge of New Orleans' fabled French Quarter, Faubourg Tremé is one of America's oldest African American neighborhoods. This once vibrant neighborhood was the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement in the South and the home of jazz. Shot largely before Hurricane Katrina, FAUBOURG TREMÉ: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans pays tribute to

  5. ITVS Co-Hosts Media Summit, Ted Koppel Moderates

    February 3, 2009

    What role does the media play in shaping public diplomacy? Tuesday, Feb. 3, starting at 9:00 AM EST, ITVS will be co-hosting a Media Leadership Summit entitled “Media As Global Diplomat” with the U.S. Institute of Peace at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Moderated by Ted Koppel, representatives from Google, National Geographic, MTV, Al Jazeera, the U.S.