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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Independent Lens and ITVS Receive Nine Emmy Nominations

    July 18, 2011

    The Emmy nominations are in and several Independent Lens docs and ITVS-funded films have been recognized. You can find a complete list of all the nominated films after the jump. Congratulations to the filmmakers! Independent Lens Art & Copy by filmmaker Doug Pray • Nominated for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming             A Village Called

  4. Several ITVS Films Honored by IDA

    November 30, 2010

     The winners of the International Documentary Association’s 2010 IDA Documentary Awards were announced this week with several ITVS films earning high praise, including: Waste Land ***Airing this season on Independent Lens The IDA Pare Lorentz Award, in homage to the pioneering filmmaker’s legacy, was awarded to Lucy Walker for Waste Land. The

  5. Several ITVS Films Nominated for IDA Awards

    October 29, 2010

    Nominees for the 2010 IDA Documentary Awards were announced this week, with many of the year’s most buzzed-about titles and festival favorites making the list. Several ITVS films were nominated, including a handful from Independent Lens. Winners will be announced on December 3 at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles in a ceremony hosted by