A Chinese American cop shoots and kills an innocent black man; suddenly two marginalized communities must navigate an uneven criminal justice system together.
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An 83 year old first-time spy goes undercover in a retirement home to expose possible elder abuse, uncovering compassion and connection instead.
A groundbreaking documentary series embedded inside the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.
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DDF gives producers of color up to $25,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for air on public television. Pre-production nonfiction projects only.Find out more
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Short-Form Open Call offers development and co-production funding to help you complete your short nonfiction film or series for distribution on public media's web-based platforms.Find out more
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News March 8, 2021
ITVS stands in solidarity with Asian communities, as well as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as they endure a surge of racist discrimination and hate crimes across the world
News February 4, 2021
Documentary storytelling pipeline will support increased understanding of the inequities in the justice system and inspire local civic dialogue about reform
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