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  1. The Interrupters' Ameena Matthew Battles Leukemia

    September 9, 2014

    Ameena Matthews, the main subject of the film The Interrupters, an ITVS-funded film by Steve James (Hoop Dreams; Life Itself) that aired on PBS’s FRONTLINE, is battling leukemia and lymphoma.

  2. ITVS and Independent Lens Receive 13 News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

    July 15, 2014

    ITVS and Independent Lens Receive 13 News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

  3. A Letter from Kind Hearted Woman’s Robin Poor Bear

    April 2, 2013

    Part 1 of Kind Hearted Woman, a pillar program of the Women and Girls Lead campaign, premiered last night on the PBS series Independent Lens. Viewers met Robin Poor Bear and her family through the lens of independent filmmaker David Sutherland. The candid portrait pays tribute to one family’s resilience, strength, and courage in the face of abuse and

  4. ITVS Kicks Off the New Year With TCA Press Tour

    January 24, 2013

    Another Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour has come and gone, with ITVS programs taking up a significant portion of the PBS lineup! With panels for Independent Lens (featuring The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights and The House I Live In), Kind Hearted Woman (a FRONTLINE and Independent Lens co-presentation), and

  5. The ITVS Indie Roundup

    October 12, 2012

    A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. And you thought the logistics of your documentary were complicated. To produce The Iran Job, Till Schauder had to stuff the footage of his documentary in his underwear while traveling to duck the U.S. embargo against Iran. The movie, about American basketballers playing in Iran,