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  1. Pushing for an End to Gender Based Violence

    March 29, 2011

    By Celia Richa, Family Violence Prevention Fund Violence against women and girls is a horrific and widespread human rights and global health crisis that demands an immediate response. Far too many women and girls around the world are trafficked into sex slavery, attacked as they attend school, and endure violence in the home or rape as a weapon of war. While

  2. ITVS Media Partnership for CARE’s “Half the Sky Live” National Screening

    February 26, 2010

    In honor of International Women’s Day, CARE –– a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty –– is presenting a one-night-only event on Thursday, March 4, at movie theaters nationwide called “Half the Sky Live.” ITVS is a proud media partner of this special presentation. Inspired by the bestselling book from Pulitzer Prize-winning

  3. John Antonelli Discusses Inspiration Behind Sam Cooke

    January 28, 2010

    The ITVS film Sam Cooke: Crossing Over recently premiered on American Masters on PBS. The film looks at the musical and political significance of composer, performer, and pioneering pop music entrepreneur Sam Cooke and the circumstances that led to his murder. Beyond the Box recently caught up with producer John Antonelli to discuss his interest in the

  4. Egalité for All Tells the Story of Haiti’s Revolutionary Past

    January 27, 2010

    Since the massive earthquake devastated Haiti two weeks ago, volunteers and organizations from around the world have rallied together in support. Recently, the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, which aired on public television stations and other media outlets, raised more than $58 million in donations. Despite the massive worldwide effort, the news

  5. Sam Cooke: Crossing Over: Tonight on American Masters on PBS

    January 11, 2010

    “What to Watch Monday: American Masters opens with a profile of the soul titan Sam Cooke. A highlight: Lou Rawls explaining how touring gospel singers (like Mr. Cooke, early in his career) 'got over good' — even better than R&B and jazz musicians — because of their wholesome reputations." - The New York Times In 1958, when Sam Cooke crossed over from