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  1. Catch To Be Heard on Public Television

    January 10, 2012

    The ITVS-funded documentary To Be Heard looks at a unique poetry class in the Bronx for at-risk youth where anything can be said or shared. The film was produced and directed by Roland Legiardi-Laura, Amy Sultan, Deborah Shaffer, and Eddie Martinez – a combination of seasoned filmmakers, educators, and instructors in the Power Writers program. ITVS’s

  2. Filmmaker Discusses The Woodmans

    December 22, 2011

    Filmmaker C. Scott Willis sat down with BTB earlier this year in San Francisco to discuss his documentary The Woodmans. The film offers an inspiring portrait of one family's fall and redemption in the often brutal world of art and premieres Thursday, December 22 on Independent Lens.

  3. Filmmaker Reflects on High Profile Screenings of Lives Worth Living

    December 6, 2011

    Filmmaker Eric Neudel's documentary, Lives Worth Living, follows one man's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and his role in the earliest days of the Disability Rights Movement. Neudel followed up with BTB after his high profile screenings last week at the State Department and the UN. On November 17th we received a call from ITVS’ Dennis

  4. ITVS International Call Profile: Koen Suidgeest

    December 2, 2011

    The ITVS International Call deadline is a little more than a week, falling on December 9, 2011. Leading up to the date, BTB has profiled several international filmmakers who have received ITVS support. This week, we get to know filmmaker Koen Suidgeest, who received funding for her documentary Karla's Arrival. The filmmaker joined us via Skype (forgive

  5. Filmmaker Profile: The Grove

    December 1, 2011

    More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the U.S. wars since 1900. The pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide. But few know about the existence of the National AIDS Memorial, a seven-acre grove hidden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The Grove chronicles this garden’s transformation from a neglected eyesore to landscaped sanctuary to