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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. Brad Lichtenstein on How BizVizz Can Help You Shop Smarter

    February 5, 2013

     Filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein, the man behind the new app BizVizzBizVizz is a brand-new free iPhone app that makes corporate behavior transparent and available to all. Just snap a picture of a brand’s logo or bar code, and presto: A simple, graphic screen tells you the financial truth about 300 of America’s largest corporations. Independent Lens sat

  3. Anna Deavere Smith on the PBS Arts Summer Festival

    June 29, 2012

    Actor Anna Deaveare Smith discusses her role as host of the PBS Arts Summer Festival with BTB. The interview was conducted last January at the TCA Press Tour in Los Angeles, where the actor was performing her one-woman-show Let Me Down Easy. The PBS Arts Summer Festival expands the scope and diversity of the arts on television, with a multi-part weekly

  4. Filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff on Wham! Bam! Islam!

    October 19, 2011

    Director Isaac Solotaroff  talks about using Wham! Bam! Islam! and the recently released Hunt For the Noor Stone Interactive game to promote cultural understanding. The interactive game, Hunt for the Noor Stone, just launched and features an in-depth, standards-aligned study guide for middle school students. The inspiration for the game came

  5. FOCUS ON: Kim Snyder, Director of Welcome to Shelbyville

    May 28, 2011

    FOCUS ON is a regular interview series profiling independent filmmakers and their projects. Up this week is Kim Snyder, whose documentary Welcome to Shelbyville, aired on Independent Lens. Why did you originally want to become a filmmaker and has that reason changed? I love film. I've always enjoyed storytelling and I felt a compelling drive to express