Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Kenyan Environmental Justice Leader Wangari Maathai, who is featured in the film Taking Root, offers a few words to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of community service.
Video produced by: Lisa Merton and Alan Dater
To honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to service, ITVS is proud to partner with Points of Light Institute, Campus Compact, and Campus Kitchens to host more than 100 free Community Cinema screenings across the country this week. The MLK Community Cinema screenings will feature Independent Lens favorites such as The Calling, Deep Down, Garbage Dreams, Taking Root, and A Village Called Versailles. Each screening will feature an opportunity to participate in a volunteer project related to the themes highlighted in each of the films.
From our blog
ITVS Launches NEH-supported $1.7 Million Fellowship for Independent Filmmakers and Advisors Working in the HumanitiesOctober 5, 2021
How can supporting a diverse cohort of 20 filmmakers for one year bring new perspectives to documentary filmmaking and the humanities?
September 29, 2021
PBS’s award-winning documentary anthology series Independent Lens, in association with ITVS, today announced films released under its banner have been honored with two News and Documentary Emmy® Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).We are so pleased to salute the producers of these documentaries, which aired on…
September 2, 2021
ITVS robust 2021 edition of its Independents Summit was jam-packed with panels of ITVS-funded filmmakers, industry partners, PBS reps, and thought leaders asking, What does "now" look like for documentary makers in a rapidly changing media landscape? Read on for our recap.