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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…
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…
March 18, 2009
What are some of the latest trends in documentary film? Lois Vossen, vice president and series producer for Independent Lens, discusses what she has seen on the film festival circuit and films submitted to ITVS. Listen to her exclusive interview with Beyond the Box Blog.
March 12, 2009
With over 20 years of experience producing and directing documentaries and short films, Bill Rose’s work has been seen on television, the big screen and the film festival circuit. Today, Rose has come to embrace online distribution; his documentary THE LOSS OF NAMELESS THINGS is available on various platforms through the Digital Distribution Lab, a…
March 11, 2009
A discussion about TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, took place last night at Idaho State University as part of Independent Lens Community Cinema. TAKING ROOT tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement. Susanne Forrest, international exchange…