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  1. Behind the Scenes: Kunstler's Daughters Reflect

    June 23, 2010

    William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe aired last night on P.O.V. on PBS. But the conversation continued online well into the next day. Filmmakers Emily and Sarah Kunstler both logged on for a live chat with their audience immediately after the broadcast. With America's best known civil rights lawyer still fresh in everyone's thoughts, the

  2. Music and Movies Save Mountains

    May 27, 2010

    As we watched the sold-out crowd in Nashville's Ryman Auditorium rise to its feet while Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Kathy Mattea, Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Big Kenny, and several other musicians joined their voices together to raise awareness for the issue of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia, it dawned on us: as of today,

  3. A Mother’s Day message from Sunshine’s Karen Skloss

    May 3, 2010

    Karen Skloss, producer/director of Sunshine(premiering May 4 at 10 PM on Independent Lens on PBS, check local listings), shares the process that brought her to find her biological mother and to carry her pregnancy to term, as well as the social stigmas that subtly color our view of single parenthood.I suppose anyone who is adopted wonders about their

  4. Denise Zmekhol on the Making of Children of the Amazon

    April 14, 2010

    Children of the Amazon (airing this month on public television and Link TV -- check local listings) follows filmmaker Denise Zmekhol as she travels a modern highway deep into the Amazon in search of the indigenous children she photographed 15 years before. Her journey tells the story of what happened to life in the largest forest on Earth when a road was

  5. Anne Makepeace and Eugene Shirley Discuss the Making of I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

    March 31, 2010

    I.M. Pei: Building China Modern follows the renowned architect I.M. Pei as he returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China, to design a new museum. The film premieres tonight, Wednesday March 31 on American Masters on PBS (check local listings). Beyond the Box recently caught up with director Anne Makepeace and producer Eugene Shirley to give you an