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  1. Future Fridays Presents Suzi Yoonessi

    April 8, 2011

    The filmmaker’s short Spring of Sorrow is streaming Friday on PBS.org. Director Suzi Yoonessi describes how the environmental reality of Mono Lake informs her futuristic fairy tale and how she used the Persian stories from her childhood to bring a cautionary tale about climate change to life. Watch Spring of Sorrow now on PBS.org as part of Future Fridays.

  2. Filmmaker’s Documentary Examines Cult Behavior

    April 6, 2011

    Filmmaker Vangie Griego explains why her documentary God Willing was destined for Public Television. The film airs this April, check local listings.  Making God Willing was my educational journey to understand why my nephew, Daniel Garcia and young people like him, make the radical choice to abandon their former lives and families to join the Jim

  3. Live Chat on FUTURESTATES

    March 15, 2011

    ITVS will host a live chat with filmmakers from the FUTURESTATES series on Wednesday, March 16 at 11AM PT / 2PM ET. The discussion will be moderated by Michella Rivera-Gravage, Director of Digital & Interactive Media for The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Panelists will include filmmakers Nisha Ganatra (Beholder), Mia Trachinger

  4. Digital Diaspora Family Reunion

    March 15, 2011

    A multimedia-driven social engagement project by Thomas Allen Harris  Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris explains his latest creative project, Digital Diaspora, which is designed to maintain family history one photograph at a time. For 15 years, I have been making documentary films that mined my family and extended African Diasporic family archives to

  5. Robby Henson, director of Asparagus, Talks FUTURESTATES

    March 3, 2011

    ITVS online series will premiere at SXSW Film Festival In this week’s FUTURESTATES profile, we chat with Director Robby Henson about his film, Asparagus, which premiers this March at SXSW, then online on March 24, 2011. Henson sat down with FUTURESTATES Series Manager Karim Ahmad about the film, which follows one introverted agricultural engineer as he