U.S. prisons and jails lead the world in incarcerating women—what happens when they return to their families?
From acclaimed independent films to groundbreaking interactive stories. See the projects we help drive and create.
We fund untold stories that reach millions of people on public television and beyond. Our award-winning films premiere on Independent Lens, POV, American Masters, and FRONTLINE.
Recent film Projects
Conservative, Christian beliefs have defined their entire lives, but now they’re championing their LGBTQ children. A mama bear's love is ferocious.
In the 1970s, fires raged through the South Bronx--meet the brave citizens who outlasted the flames and saved their community.
Meet ITVS Filmmakers
Laura Green is a documentary director and editor based in San Francisco. She has directed, produced and edited five short documentaries, which played at numerous festivals, including Palm Springs Shortfest, Aspen Shortsfest, Sarasota Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, and Outfest. She edited True Son (2014), a feature length documentary,… Show more which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the new documentary web-series The F Word. Green is also a lecturer at Stanford University, California College of the Arts, and the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. Show less
Bing Liu moved from China to Alabama to California to Illinois before he was eight. He received a B.A. in English literature from UIC in May of 2011. Since July 2011, Bing has been a member of the International Cinematographer's Guild, working on projects including Shameless, Empire, and Chiraq to fund his documentaries. In 2015, his short film about two… Show more Vietnamese immigrants, Nuoc, won Best Directed Documentary at the Collected Voices Film Festival. Since September 2015, Bing has been a Story Director and DP for a documentary mini-series on race and education directed by Steve James. He has taken his directorial feature, Minding the Gap, through Kartemquin’s Diverse Voices in Documentary, Tribeca All Access, Firelight Media’s Producer Lab, and Chicago Media Project’s DOC10 pitch session. Show less
Peter Miller’s award-winning documentaries include A.K.A. Doc Pomus, Jews and Baseball, Sacco and Vanzetti, Projections of America, The Internationale (Oscar short list), among others. With Carlos Sandoval, he directed and produced A Class Apart for PBS American Experience, which is being made into a feature film executive produced by Eva Longoria.… Show more He has also been a producer on acclaimed documentaries including Passin’ it On, for POV, the Academy Award-winning American Dream, and numerous PBS programs by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, including The War, Jazz, and the Peabody Award-winning Frank Lloyd Wright. Show less
Digital & Interactive
We’re creating new ways to share stories.
Recent Digital & Interactive Projects
Watch the stories of undocumented young people as they sit in limbo between deportation and a path to citizenship.
Inspired by Jeff Chang’s acclaimed collection of essays, this series asks the questions: why and how did we become so divided? What can we do now to be alright?
alter-NATIVE follows a year in the life of Native American fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail.