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  1. From Fashion to Food and Beyond: Billy Luther Brings Native Stories to the Forefront

    November 1, 2019

    Filmmaker and producer Billy Luther's first feature documentary Miss Navajo, which follows a young woman competing in the Miss Navajo beauty pageant, aired nationally on Independent Lens after premiering in the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, Luther has collaborated with Independent Lens on the alter-NATIVE series highlighting the

  2. Native Filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer Tells N. Scott Momaday's Story

    October 29, 2019

    Native American filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer talks with writer Jason Asenap about making a film on one of the preeminent Native writers, N. Scott Momaday, including how he shot the flashback recreations and animated sequences.

  3. For Royal Rodgers, Perseverance Is Key

    August 26, 2019

    We spoke with Royal Rodgers, whose project Hollywood’s Architect was among the very first films to receive ITVS development funding in 2004, and is due at last to air on PBS in 2020.

  4. In Remembrance of Filmmaker Roland Legiardi-Laura

    April 27, 2016

    It is with great sadness that we say farewell to independent filmmaker, poet, beloved teacher, activist and storyteller, Roland Legiardi-Laura who died April 20, 2016. We welcomed Roland into the ITVS family in 2008 with his documentary To Be Heard, which he co-directed and produced with Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer, and Amy Sultan. To Be

  5. How "Oil & Water" Came Together

    September 17, 2014

    Guest post by the directors of the ITVS-funded documentary Oil & Water.