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  1. Last Train Home Picks Up Speed in December

    December 27, 2010

     The ITVS-funded Last Train home has been earning plenty of recognition this past month. The film earned top prize in the documentary category at the LA Film Critics Association and was selected in a cultural film exchange effort by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the Sundance Institute in New York. Read more about the program

  2. Happy Holidays From America Ferrera

    December 24, 2010

    Host America Ferrera and Independent Lens wish you a happy winter holiday season! Stay tuned for our stellar 2011 lineup of documentaries each week on Independent Lens. For now, stay safe and have a wonderful New Year!          

  3. Tonight on Independent Lens: Part 1 of The Calling

    December 20, 2010

    The PBS miniseries The Calling premieres tonight on Independent Lens (check local listings). The documentary by a team of directors and led by Series Director and Executive Producer Danny Alpert, follows seven Muslims, Catholics, Evangelical Christians, and Jews on a dramatic journey as they train to become professional clergy. Enjoy this clip from

  4. A Film With Multiple Characters, Told on Multiple Platforms

    December 17, 2010

    Last week, Independent Lens hosted its first social screening on the Independent Lens Facebook fan page with an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming miniseries, The Calling. Led by Series Director and Executive Producer Danny Alpert, the four-hour documentary series follows seven young people on a dramatic journey as they train to become professional

  5. Notes from Washington: TEDWomen Part 2

    December 13, 2010

    ITVS Vice President and Independent Lens Series Producer Lois Vossen reports on the second and final day of the TEDWomen conference in Washington, D.C. The event explores how women and girls are reshaping the future. Day Two of TEDWomen had a decidedly different feel, as if to say, “We’re getting down to business today.” The morning opened with Deborah