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  1. International Call Profile: Simon Chambers

    November 5, 2010

    As the new International Call deadline quickly approaches (December 10, 2010!), BTB is highlighting past recipients. This week, we turn to filmmaker Simon Chambers and his film Cowboys in India, which will air on Global Voices next year. The film follows one tribe’s fight to rescue a sacred mountain from a multinational mining company. For those

  2. Remembering Filmmaker Gail Dolgin

    October 13, 2010

    ITVS is mourning last week's loss of an exceptional filmmaker and esteemed colleague, Gail Dolgin. Senior Programming Manager Richard Saiz pays tribute. The passing of Gail Dolgin on Thursday, October 7 is a huge loss for all of us who care about the art and craft of the documentary. Gail was a member of the Bay Area's tightly knit community of

  3. Emmy Winner Geoffrey Smith on The English Surgeon

    September 29, 2010

    Filmmaker Geoffrey Smith has made more than 22 films throughout his career and has collected numerous awards for his work. On Monday night, he picked up an Emmy for The English Surgeon, his film about a British neurosurgeon who confronts the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine. The documentary was supported

  4. Filmmakers Steer Clear of Big Easy Clichés

    August 30, 2010

    Five years ago, the worst natural disaster ever to hit the United States struck southern Louisiana, forever altering the face of America’s most unique and freewheeling city, New Orleans. While the news media revisits the Crescent City to find out what has changed and what hasn’t, a team of filmmakers working with ITVS is documenting the real story of the

  5. Filmmaking Couple Shed Light on Speaking in Tongues

    August 24, 2010

    The award-winning ITVS film, Speaking in Tongues, tells the stories of four diverse kids becoming bilingual in the public school system. Filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and her husband Ken Schneider, will present the documentary at a special screening and panel discussion hosted at KQED in San Francisco — Thursday, September 2nd (6:30 to 8:30 PM). Our idea in