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  1. Filmmaker Bao Nguyen and writer Jeff Chang, with filmmaker Justin Chon in the middle

    “Everything Fell into Place”: Jeff Chang and Bao Nguyen Gon’ Be Alright

    November 20, 2019

    When everything dovetails together so nicely for a creative project, any other filmmaking team would love to know just how it happened. Serendipity? Lightning in a bottle? Blood, sweat, and tears?The collaborators behind the ITVS Short-Form Open Call-supported We Gon' Be Alright documentary web series, filmmaker Bao Nguyen and writer/producer Jeff

  2. Rebel: Examining Race and the Exclusion of Women in History

    May 22, 2013

    Filmmaker María Agui Carter discusses the Women & Girls Lead film Rebel, race, and the exclusion of women in national history. Rebel is the story of Loreta Velazquez, a Confederate soldier turned Union spy. She was dismissed as a hoax for a hundred and fifty years, but new evidence shows Loreta, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans, was one of an estimated

  3. NEWLY FUNDED: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Lacey Schwartz’s Outside the Box

    February 17, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for Outside the Box by filmmakers Lacey Schwartz (Producer/Director), Mehret Mandefro (Producer), and James Adolphus (Director).Outside the Box follows the life of Lacey Schwartz, a young woman who grew up in an upper-middle-class household with two loving Jewish parents. When she discovers that the man she's always

  4. This Weekend on Indies Showcase, Revisit Two Towns of Jasper

    September 16, 2011

    Veteran ITVS filmmaker Marco Williams has a history of creating films that examine race relations between white and black Americans. Williams provided BTB with some background to his and Whitney Dow’s documentary Two Towns of Jasper, streaming free from September 17 – 19 on ITVS’s Indies Showcase. On September 21, 2011 Lawrence Russell Brewer, one of

  5. Robert Clift Looks at Racial Identity in Hip-Hop Music

    January 21, 2010

    Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity, airing in February on public television, explores the tension between white racial identity and black cultural propriety at a time when hip-hop is redefining American life. Filmmaker Robert Clift recounts some of the questions he received about the film and what it was like working with white rappers --