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  1. ITVS Introduces Women and Girls Lead, a Public Media Initiative

    May 9, 2011

    Sally Jo Fifer announces the Women and Girls Lead campaign — a major public media initiative that uses independent films to focus, educate, and connect audiences in support of women and girl's leadership and development around the world.  It’s no secret that the competitive sea in which ITVS and independent filmmakers paddle is not getting any calmer.

  2. Bay Area Teachers Unite at SF Film Fest

    May 6, 2011

    The documentary American Teacher screened before a crowd of educators Tuesday night at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Tuesday night was National Teacher Appreciation Day, and at the San Francisco Film Festival it was a teacher love fest. And rightly so.  After a tough year of budget cuts and political controversy, educators deserve a

  3. CPB Launches New Initiative to Fight American Dropout Rate

    May 3, 2011

    CPB, in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the American Graduate Tuesday in D.C. — a significant new initiative to combat the dropout epidemic in the U.S. Independent Lens host America Ferrera was on hand to discuss ways Public Media can play a meaningful role in education.  Tuesday’s

  4. New Lesson Plans Arrive for Pushing the Elephant

    April 6, 2011

    ITVS Community Classroom announces the launch of an exciting new resource for teachers, NGOs and youth serving organizations, based on Pushing the Elephant, which aired last week on Independent Lens. This powerful family portrait is set against the wider drama of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When civil war came to Rose Mapendo’s Congolese

  5. Igniting the Classroom Through Film

    March 4, 2011

    This week, The San Francisco Film Society hosted an event that put filmmakers and educators in the same room.ITVS has been in and out of the classroom all week. On Wednesday, we hosted a live chat with high school seniors and an Independent Lens filmmaker, and on Tuesday night we streamed video/live blogged from the San Francisco Film Society’s event: