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  1. The Living Premieres on FUTURESTATES

    May 22, 2013

    Filmmaker Julian Breece gives us this inside look at the inspiration behind this week’s FUTURESTATES short, The Living, which is available to stream for free at futurestates.tv and on pbs.org.The Living is a film about human isolation and, specifically, how shifts in the frequency and quality of human interaction might shape the American future. For

  2. Promised Land Premieres on FUTURESTATES

    May 8, 2013

    Director Joe Turner Lin gives us this inside look at the inspiration behind this week's FUTURESTATES short, Promised Land, which is available to stream for free at futurestates.tv and on pbs.org. My parents emigrated from Taiwan in the 1960s and I was raised with the narrative – some might say “mythology” – that America truly was a Land of Opportunity: a

  3. Refuge Premieres on FUTURESTATES

    May 2, 2013

    This week's FUTURESTATES short depicts a future where a cyber attack on the United States Immigration database puts a young woman, Sonia, at risk of being deported back to Iran - but remaining in the U.S. may come at a greater price than she's willing to pay. Director Mohammad Gorjestani gives us this inside look at the inspiration behind the short film, which

  4. FUTURESTATES Launches Season Four with Elliot King is Third

    April 24, 2013

    Starting today, the fourth season of FUTURESTATES debuts a new futuristic episode from seven cutting-edge indie filmmakers every Wednesday, kicking off with today's Elliot King is Third. In 2024, gender is identified by microchip implant, and trans people like Elliot are classified “third.” But can he change his identity in an attempt to build a safer

  5. Four ITVS Shorts Featured in PBS Online Film Festival

    March 1, 2013

    Beginning Monday, March 4, PBS will launch the second annual Online Film Festival, showcasing 25 short films from independent filmmakers. The festival will last through March 22 and can be accessed via the PBS website and PBS’s YouTube channel.            Watch 2013 | Film Festival Trailer on PBS. See more from PBS Online Film Festival.PBS announced