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  1. Alison Klayman on Filming Ai Weiwei

    February 22, 2013

    Independent Lens sat down with filmmaker Alison Klayman to talk about the joys and challenges of filming China's most famous artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei. Her film, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, premieres on Independent Lens February 25 at 10 PM (check local listings). Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the

  2. Newly Contracted: ITVS Announces Funding for Filmmakers Tom Xia and Alicia Dwyer of Xmas Without China

    September 7, 2011

    The documentary Xmas Without China follows Tom Xia's journey as he challenges a California family to celebrate Christmas without any products from China. Filmmakers Tom Xia and Alicia Dwyer are among several new recipients of ITVS's Open Call Funding.The filmmaking pair discussed the project on a recent visit to the SF. Check out the video after the

  3. Now Streaming on Indies Showcase: Please Vote for Me

    August 19, 2011

    The documentary by filmmaker Weijun Chen is streaming free until Saturday, August 20, as part of ITVS's Indies Showcase.Please Vote for Me chronicles the intensity behind eight-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for class monitor. Check out the film's trailer below...

  4. Live Chat on Globalization and Poor Working Conditions in China

    August 8, 2011

    Filmmaker Micha Peled’s China Blue begins its free stream on Friday, August 12, as part of ITVS’s Indies Showcase. To kick off the online premiere, PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan will moderate a live chat on BTB on Friday at 11amPT / 2pm ET with Peled and others, focusing the discussion on globalization and poor working conditions in

  5. Ring in Chinese New Year with Last Train Home

    February 3, 2011

    There is no better to film to honor Chinese New Year than Lixin Fan’s Last Train Home, which is coming this season to P.O.V. Set against the backdrop of the world’s largest annual human migration, the documentary follows the Zhang family who travel home on Chinese New Year to reunite with their teenage daughter. Watch the trailer after the jump. watch