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  1. Waiting for Health Care

    May 22, 2012

    The following post was featured in Sunday's online edition of The New York Times. The report comes from Emmy Award-winning documentary Peter Nicks whose latest film The Waiting Room goes behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film will air next season on PBS's Independent

  2. Director Sedika Mojadidi on Filming Her Father in Motherland Afghanistan

    May 11, 2012

    One in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Motherland Afghanistan, airing Sunday, May 13 on Global Voices on the WORLD Channel (check listings), introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi examines her father's work as an OB/GYN as he struggles to make a difference. Beyond the Box spoke with

  3. What’s Different About Karla’s Arrival?

    May 3, 2012

      Many films have been made about street children. Some good, some not. The kids are a thankful target for filmmakers like myself, as we ardently become sponges for their heartfelt stories. With so much done already, why then, I was often asked, make another documentary about one? The answer is simple: by means of a compelling story which accompanies a young

  4. That’s a Wrap!

    May 3, 2012

    Thursday marks the end of the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, which featured three ITVS funded documentary films, including Bitter Seeds, The Invisible War, and The Waiting Room.The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival is closing tonight on a high note, celebrating their festival journey with.... well, Journey! After a

  5. Every Day Is a Holiday Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 1, 2012

    ITVS’s Kate Sullivan Green sits down with Theresa Loong to talk about the documentary Every Day Is a Holiday, which begins airing on Public Television May 1.  After finding her father’s secret diary from the time he was a P.O.W., Theresa Loong knew she had a story to tell.  In Every Day Is a Holiday, she documents her father’s path from being a Chinese