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  1. What Do Protagonists Get Out of Documentaries?

    August 17, 2011

    Filmmaker Koen Suidgeest of Karla’s Arrival explains why doc films offer a voice to those who have been silenced. Karla’s Arrival will have its U.S. premiere at the NY International Latino Film Festival on August 17. If there’s anything that has become clear to me, it is that different audiences all over the world have very similar humanistic questions.

  2. Next Up on Indies Showcase, New Year Baby

    August 5, 2011

    The documentary follows the personal story of filmmaker Socheata Poeuv, who grew up in the U.S. never knowing that her family survived the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia. New Year Baby will stream free on ITVS’s Indies Showcase for three days, starting on Saturday, August 6. Last May, Socheata Poeuv participated in a live chat about her film (airing at

  3. Amelia Nardinelli on Her Mother, Filmmaker Gail Dolgin

    July 26, 2011

    Amelia Nardinelli talks about her mother, filmmaker Gail Dolgin, who passed away last year. Gail's film Daughter from Danang is the first featured documentary streaming free until Wednesday, as part of ITVS's Indies Showcase.  The Oscar-nominated film follows the reunion of a Vietnamese mother and her Amerasian daughter after they were separated

  4. The Longoria Affair Nominated for an Emmy

    July 18, 2011

    The Longoria Affair (El caso Longoria) — which aired this past November on Independent Lens — has been nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Historical Programming Long Form category. The film examines the refusal of a Texas funeral home to care for the body of WWII Mexican American soldier. Filmmaker John Valadez spoke with Independent Lens about the

  5. FOCUS ON: No-budget filmmaking with Mark Thiedeman

    June 21, 2011

    FOCUS ON is a regular interview series profiling independent filmmakers and their projects. Up this week is Mark Thiedeman, who has directed many short films and one feature film, The Scoundrel. His new feature, Last Summer, is currently in development and is scheduled to shoot in Arkansas in August.What is the least amount of money you've spent on a