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  1. Solar Mamas Makes Waves in Philadelphia

    November 5, 2012

    The screening of Solar Mamas held at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) on Saturday, November 3, was a huge success for the ITVS Community Cinema program. ITVS National Engagement Consultant Sara Zia Ebrahimi gave us this rundown of events as they unfolded in Philadelphia, PA. Solar Mamas premieres tonight (November 5) on Independent Lens 10 PM (check

  2. Why Poverty? Launches Global Dialogue on Poverty

    October 29, 2012

    ITVS and STEPS International to premiere 8 docs and 30 online shorts in 200 countries to address global inequality. Why do one billion people still live in poverty worldwide, and what can be done to change it? That’s the complex question the Why Poverty? series hopes to answer. Presented by ITVS’s Global Perspectives Project in partnership with STEPS

  3. ITVS Receives 2012 Honoree Award from Women’s World Banking

    October 22, 2012

    Women and Girls Lead NGO partner, Women’s World Banking, hosted their annual Global Dinner on October 10, celebrating 30 Years of Inclusion, Innovation, and Investment. This year, Women’s World Banking strengthened its commitment to improve the lives of low-income women by creating sustainable financial services specific to their unique needs. As an

  4. Celebrate the First International Day of the Girl With Women and Girls Lead

    October 11, 2012

    Mothers have a day. Fathers have a day. Earth has its day. Even television has a special day recognized by the UN. But never have we set aside a day of observance to honor girls. Until today. October 11th marks the first ever International Day of the Girl. The UN declared the day of observance in 2011 after girls lobbied to be included among the more than 100 days

  5. Top Ranked Mariachi Band Tapped to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    October 4, 2012

    Last week, ITVS filmmaker Ilana Trachtman joined the mariachi band comprised of students featured in the LPB-supported film Mariachi High for a performance at the Naval Observatory Residence for the fourth annual reception in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (running Sept 15 – Oct 15). The documentary, which kicked-off PBS’s Arts Festival last