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  1. The Interrupters' Ameena Matthew Battles Leukemia

    September 9, 2014

    Ameena Matthews, the main subject of the film The Interrupters, an ITVS-funded film by Steve James (Hoop Dreams; Life Itself) that aired on PBS’s FRONTLINE, is battling leukemia and lymphoma.

  2. Independent Lens and ITVS Receive Eight News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

    July 12, 2013

    The News and Documentary Emmy nominations are in and several Independent Lens docs and ITVS-funded films have been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Danfung Dennis' Hell and Back Again — which had previously been nominated for an Oscar — was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy. The film intimately traces a Marine's rough

  3. American Film Showcase Heads to Monterrey, Mexico

    September 11, 2012

    ITVS’s Claire Aguilar participated as a film expert at the American Film Showcase in Monterrey, Mexico in August and conducted a two-day workshop at the Escuela Adolfo Prieto. The American Film Showcase is an international cultural diplomacy initiative, a partnership between the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

  4. The Interrupters: One Year of Impact

    July 16, 2012

    Steve James’s acclaimed documentary The Interrupters — about the Chicago-based anti-violence group CeaseFire — continues to leave its mark on policymakers and community members. Earlier this year, a screening of the film before Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, may have helped inspire the city to offer an unprecedented $1 million grant toward CeaseFire to

  5. ITVS Presents a Social Screening of The Interrupters

    May 30, 2012

    ITVS presents an online social screening of Steve James’ The Interrupters on Thursday, May 31 at 11AM PT / 2PM ET.  From acclaimed producer-director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and best-selling author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here),  The Interrupters tells the stories of three "violence interrupters" who, with bravado,