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Catching Up with Whitney Dow and Septent for When the Drum is Beating PremiereApril 12, 2012
The documentary, which premieres Thursday on Independent Lens, explores Haiti's complex past and present through the music of the country's oldest and best-known band — Septentrional. Last week, BTB caught up with the director and band via Skype in New York. Learn more about When the Drum is Beating on the Independent Lens website.
Laura Keller - NB Premieres on FUTURESTATESApril 10, 2012
Directed by Mo Perkins the film will be available to stream for free at futurestates.tv and simultaneously on pbs.org. An online social screening of the short will take place here this Friday, April 13 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. With global population at an extreme high, federal fertility lotteries now determine who can and can't reproduce. When one woman learns…
Filmmaker Marco Ricci Discusses The Reconstruction of Asa CarterApril 2, 2012
ITVS’s Kate Sullivan Green sits down with Marco Ricci to talk about the documentary The Reconstruction of Asa Carter. Hundreds of thousands of readers have loved The Education of Little Tree, Forrest Carter's memoir of his life as a Cherokee orphan. It turns out, however, that the book was written by an infamous white supremacist, Ace Carter, who penned…
A Filmmaker’s Embrace of Nonlinear StorytellingMarch 30, 2012
Musa Syeed is one of the hottest up and coming filmmaking talents in the U.S. His work includes documentaries such as A Son's Sacrifice, Bronx Princess, and a narrative feature, Valley of Saints — which is currently on the festival circuit. He has also been experimenting with new, interactive forms of storytelling, and we asked him to write about his…
FUTURESTATES Season 3: Online Press ConferenceMarch 16, 2012
Join us on Thursday, March 22 at 11am PT / 2pm ET for a live, online press conference to discuss the upcoming, third season of FUTURESTATES. Moderated by series manager Karim Ahmad, the panel will include• Jennifer Phang, Filmmaker (Advantageous) • Jacqueline Kim, Actor (Advantageous) • Mo Perkins, Filmmaker (Laura Keller — NB) • Amber Benson,…