Impact

Connecting our films to communities. Inspiring audiences to take action.

Stories for Justice

A public media partnership born out of a growing groundswell of interest in criminal justice issues

What Role Do Documentaries Play in Conversations About Race?

Stories for Justice builds on findings of national study from the Center for Media & Social Impact

Drove millions of dollars in donations for gender-equity causes through Women and Girls Lead, an international public media campaign using 60 films to reach 59 million viewers.

For Viewers

Airing weekly on PBS, this Emmy Award-winning series is television’s leading showcase of independent documentaries, and brings vital conversations directly to communities on-the-ground and online via the programs below.

Indie Lens Pop-Up

Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, this neighborhood series brings people together for film screenings and locally-driven conversations. Online and in over 90 cities across the U.S.

OVEE

Connecting you to new and targeted communities, this digital platform lets you screen your film and lead a conversation, engage with panelists, and answer poll questions from any desktop or mobile device. Over 200,000 attendees and counting.

DocSCALE

A participatory feedback platform developed by ITVS, DocSCALE, will help gather insights from audiences in their own words, engaging communities while surfacing data that documents the evolution of understanding, dialogue, and civic decision-making at the local level.

For Educators

Get free access to innovative, standards-aligned digital resources and streaming content based on our award-winning documentaries.

From our blog

  1. Filmmakers Show How Hard it Is to Make Change in Epic "Philly D.A." Docuseries

    April 6, 2021

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see change from within a government building? The eight-part docuseries Philly D.A., directed by Ted Passon and Yoni Brook and produced by Nicole Salazar, takes a look at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office through the lens of D.A. Larry Krasner and his staff alongside a constellation of residents and

  2. ITVS Statement of Solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

    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

  3. Sundance from Home: Finding New Ways to Network and Connect

    March 2, 2021

    Try Harder! and Ailey directors Debbie Lum and Jamila Wignot report back about the challenges and rewards of premiering virtually.