Live Chat on The Learning, Friday 9/16

Posted on September 15, 2011

Join ITVS, PBS NewsHour, POV and the Economist Film Project on Friday, September 16 at 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET for an online panel discussion on the new documentary The Learning. The NewsHour will air an excerpt of the film on September 15 as part of the Economist Film Project, and the documentary will air in its entirety on September 20 on POV.

The Learning is the story of four Filipino women who are recruited to teach in Baltimore city public schools. With their increased salaries, they hope to transform their families' lives back in their impoverished country. But the women also bring idealistic visions of the teacher's craft and of life in America, which soon collide with Baltimore's tough realities.

Friday's live event is open to the public, and participants are encouraged to log on and ask questions.

 

Topics

From our blog

  1. Independent Lens Raises Awareness of Harms Caused by Kentucky's Persistent Felony Offender Law

    June 30, 2022

    Independent Lens and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Louisville Courier Journal (LCJ) raised awareness of Kentucky's Persistent Felony Offender (PFO) through a collaboration between independent filmmakers and journalists. The investigative series drew a link between the law's enhanced sentencing terms to the state’s high and growing prison

  2. Independent Lens Releases Stories for Justice Impact Report

    June 1, 2022

    Documentary storytelling increased understanding about the inequities in the U.S. justice system.

  3. The Supervising Producer Partnership: How CJ Hunt Found the Arc for "Neutral Ground" While Working with ITVS

    April 12, 2022

    How do filmmakers and ITVS supervising producers work together in their back-and-forth partnership?To best explain CJ Hunt's partnership with ITVS, we wanted to have him in the same room with three-time Emmy-nominated ITVS Supervising Producer Shana Swanson to explore what it meant to work together as funder and maker. Hunt made his feature film debut