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  1. Independent Lens Leads PBS's Black History Month

    January 5, 2012

    The lineup will include three new critically acclaimed documentaries in February: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, More Than a Month, and The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 — featuring the legendary activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis. In February 2012, Independent Lens will lead the celebration of Black History Month on public television

  2. Notes from Amsterdam: A Wrap Up of IDFA

    November 29, 2011

    More than a dozen ITVS docs screened at last week’s IDFA festival in Amsterdam. Senior Series producer of Independent Lens Lois Vossen participated in the special FORUM event and offered BTB this wrap up report.The 19th FORUM took place in Amsterdam on November 21-23 as part of 25th annual International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). The current

  3. Over a Dozen ITVS Films at IDFA

    November 25, 2011

    IDFA is one of the world's leading documentary film festivals, held annually in Amsterdam in November, since 1988.  This year, BTB is proud to report that over a dozen ITVS films will be showcased at IDFA. Congratulations to all the filmmakers! See a complete list of the films — and watch the trailers — after the jump. Bitter Seeds Family Portrait in Black

  4. Filmmaking Pair Pays Tribute to Joe Papp

    November 17, 2011

    Last month in New York, the Ford Foundation hosted a screening of the ITVS-funded Joe Papp in Five Acts. The filmmaking pair of Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen, who spent more than a decade producing the documentary, offered BTB their impressions of the event and the legendary Joe Papp.The Unofficial Mayor of New York City By Tracie Holder Joe Papp in Five

  5. The Year of the Girl Begins: Girl Scouts of the USA 52nd National Convention

    November 17, 2011

    The Girl Scouts of the USA is a major partner for the Women and Girls Lead campaign and last week, they invited ITVS to be a part of their National Convention in Houston, TX. Celebrating the launch of their 100th anniversary activities, the Girl Scouts announced that 2012 will be The Year of the Girl! Women and Girls Lead presented two campaign films: Strong!