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  1. Relive the Movie Magic with #ThrowbackThursday!

    August 22, 2013

    Join ITVS's Independent Lens each week for a special #ThrowbackThursday dip into the archives.  If you're a fan of Instagram and Twitter (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?), you've probably seen or used the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday. The social trend is so popular that on Instagram alone, there are over 23 million pictures tagged with

  2. The ITVS Indie Roundup

    March 15, 2013

    A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. Now that social media can amplify the impact of documentaries, a “social action plan” is more useful than ever, according to MovieMaker Magazine. The must-have characteristics: “Hot Issue,” “Central Goal,” “Time Table,” “Activist Building,” and “Adaptability.” The best of

  3. Half the Sky, Three Times the Badges

    October 1, 2012

    “Check-in” to the documentary and engage with Half the Sky and other viewers with Get Glue. When Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide premieres on PBS tonight (9/8c), viewers will engage in a variety of ways: discussions with fans, friends, and stars on Twitter and Facebook; exclusive video content of celebrities and

  4. Get Involved with Half the Sky

    September 24, 2012

    The day has arrived! Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide premieres on Independent Lens this week (October 1&2) on PBS. This special two-night event has a myriad of ways you can be a part of the stories you’ll see, from a social TV application to a mosaic of Half the Sky fans. With a range of social media activities in

  5. A Hackathon Begins at Silverdocs

    June 21, 2012

    The “Silverhacks” panel examines an open source community that unites documentary storytellers and technologists for two days to introduce an original web documentary. ITVS’s Jonathan Archer will participate in the event on Thursday, June 21 at 3pm ET. Hackathons offer documentarians the  chance to collaborate with creative technologists to