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  1. ITVS Filmmakers Awarded MacArthur Genius Grants

    October 2, 2012

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation gave 23 awards this year. The two awards for filmmakers went to ITVS documentarians. Two ITVS filmmakers, Natalia Almada and Laura Poitras, have been awarded MacArthur “genius” grants, which include a no-strings-attached, five-year award of $500,000 and an enormous pat on the back from America’s

  2. Revisiting The Oath and Gitmo, 10 Years After 9/11

    September 9, 2011

    In recognition of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, ITVS and PBS NewsHour will be hosting a live chat with The Oath filmmaker Laura Poitras and others.The Oath, which is streaming free on ITVS Indies Showcase from September 11 to 13, follows the story of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the

  3. The Oath Airs Tuesday Night on POV

    August 16, 2011

    The ITVS-funded documentary by Laura Poitras is a story about family, taxis, al Qaeda, Guantanamo Bay, and the U.S. Supreme Court.The Oath is the story of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Filmed in Yemen, The Oath is the

  4. In the News: The Latest on ITVS Programs

    June 28, 2010

     Filmmaker Fears She's On U.S. Watch List The name "Laura Poitras" is familiar to Oscar judges, film festival juries, and security officers at U.S. airports, which is what happens when one directs critically acclaimed documentaries that require spending months in dangerous areas of the Middle East.  Read more >>> War Insight, Beyond