Following the PBS broadcast premiere on Independent Lens — a social screening of the film will start at 12pm PT / 3pm ET on Friday, February 17. Filmmaker Shukree Tighlman will participate in the event, which is being produced in partnership by PBS NewsHour and Independent Lens.
The event will take place exclusively online. Participants can join for free by signing in with Facebook (or directly on the site), interact with other viewers, and filmmaker Shukree Tilghman in real-time, while watching the film. Viewers can comment, ask questions, take polls, and even express their feelings about what they’re watching through a variety of tools on the site. This is an entirely new way of experiencing documentary films and it is inherently social. We are looking forward to an open, informative, and engaging public conversation about ethnic heritage months and whether relegating African American history to the shortest month of the year – and separating it from American history on the whole – denigrates the role of black people and black culture throughout American history.
From our blog
November 8, 2021
ITVS is pleased to welcome Antonia Carew-Watts as our new Vice President of Business Affairs. In her new role, she will lead a team focusing on strategic deals and relationships with the San Francisco nonprofit’s partners and oversee business and legal affairs across ITVS units, brands, multiplatform assets and events. In addition, Carew-Watts will…
November 2, 2021
Belly of the Beast, which premiered on Independent Lens in November 2020, exposes illegal sterilizations and reproductive injustices in California prisons. The film follows Kelli Dillon, who was involuntarily sterilized at the age of 24 while incarcerated, as she teams up with human rights lawyer Cynthia Chandler to fight for reproductive…
October 29, 2021
Remembering the life and impact of longtime ITVS Controller Michael Shiro, who died age 59 on October 22, 2021.