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  1. San Francisco Public Library Presents ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING

    February 18, 2009

    Last night I had the opportunity to show my film ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING in San Francisco. The film chronicles my brother Alex’s return to Iran with his American wife Heather to have a traditional Persian wedding. This was the first Community Cinema screening that I attended and it was incredible to return to my hometown for this experience. The room was packed

  2. BRONX PRINCESS Premieres at Berlinale

    February 17, 2009

    We just stepped off the flight from Berlin, where we had the privilege to present our new film BRONX PRINCESS at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. Our film is about a teenager's journey from the Bronx to her parent's royal palace in Ghana, and ultimately to college in the United States. Our film's coming-of-age story placed us in the

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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