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  1. TAKING ROOT Video Modules Available

    April 17, 2009

    ITVS is proud to present COMMUNITY CLASSROOM lesson plans and video modules for TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, which tells the story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement. Classroom activities and homework assignments examine how environmental issues such as

  2. GOODBYE SOLO Filmmaker Wins Fellowship

    April 16, 2009

    Congratulations to Ramin Bahrani for being selected to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship, which are given to individuals with exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Be sure to tune into Charlie Rose next week to watch Ramin discuss his upcoming ITVS film GOODBYE SOLO, which looks at Solo, a friendly

  3. One Take Online Global Video Competition

    April 14, 2009

    ITVS and the University of Miami invite you to participate in One Take, an online global video competition that encourages participants to submit a video monologue responding to the question: “Is access to clean, safe water for drinking a basic human right? Why? or Why not?” Grand Prize is $500 USD Runner-up Prize $300 USD Special prize of $300 USD – for the

  4. Watch TAKING ROOT Tonight on Independent Lens

    April 14, 2009

    How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Ask Wangari Maathai of Kenya. In 1977, she suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote

  5. BANISHED Wins Erik Barnouw Award

    April 13, 2009

    BANISHED, by Marco Williams, recently was awarded an Erik Barnouw Award, which recognizes outstanding reporting and programming on television or in documentary film that is concerned with American history. From the 1860s to the 1920s, dozens of towns and counties across America violently expelled entire African American communities, forcing