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  1. Filmmaker Sharon La Cruise Discusses Daisy Bates Biopic with Hari Sreenivasan

    February 2, 2012

    The documentary Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock will air Thursday, February 2 on Independent Lens to kick off Black History Month. Recently, PBS NEWSHOUR's Hari Sreenivasan caught up with filmmaker Sharon La Cruise to discuss the project.The film examines the life of Daisy Bates — a complex, unconventional, and largely forgotten heroine of the

  2. ITVS in the News

    February 1, 2012

    A sampling of coverage from the New York Times, Realscreen, and more …New York Times: Sundance Documentaries Transform Data Into Stories Over the weekend, The House I Live In, Eugene Jarecki’s heart-heavy investigation into the American war on drugs, nabbed the grand jury prize for documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Miller-McCune Magazine:

  3. ITVS Heads into High Gear for Black History Month

    January 31, 2012

    The organization has supported a slate of documentaries that shine a unique light on the history of African American activism. Several of the films will air this month on Independent Lens.   February is Black History Month.  It’s an important time for public media, because the heritage months — as artificial as they seem to some, including ITVS-funded

  4. Women and Girls Lead & Athena Film Festival Present, "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock"

    January 30, 2012

    Women and Girls Lead is happy to announce an exciting partnership with the Athena Film Festival on the film Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock. The documentary will air on Independent Lens on February 2.The Athena Film Festival  is a celebration of women and leadership, and the only film festival in the nation to focus its content on women’s leadership.

  5. ITVS Films Clean Up at Sundance

    January 29, 2012

    All six ITVS films in competition at Sundance picked up awards on Saturday, marking an unprecedented accomplishment for the organization and the filmmakers.WINNER OF THE GRAND JURY PRIZE IN U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITIONThe House I Live In by Eugene Jarecki The film weaves together director Eugene Director's personal narrative with America's war on