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  1. The Future According to Hugo Perez

    July 13, 2010

    ITVS filmmaker Hugo Perez discussed the making of his latest work, the FUTURESTATES short Seed, with BTB. Watch the entire episode online and browse the site for a creative glimpse into the future. What got you interested in the subject matter of Seed? I am a lifelong sci-fi geek who has always been interested in the intersection of science and society

  2. Director Sedika Mojadidi on Filming Her Father in Motherland Afghanistan

    July 9, 2010

    One in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Motherland Afghanistan, airing Sunday, July 11th on Global Voices, introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi examines her father's work as an OB/GYN as he struggles to make a difference. Beyond the Box spoke with Mojadidi about filming such an

  3. Joseph Aguirre — AKA — The Rainmaker

    July 8, 2010

    In Next Year Country, three Montana farming families who have struggled to keep afloat through years of drought, take their chances on hiring a rainmaker. Director Joseph Aguirre shares the genesis of the story and why it was so hard to stay dry while shooting a film about drought. Look for Next Year Country on public television this July (check local

  4. Vilmos Zsigmond Answers Your Questions

    June 29, 2010

    Iconic cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond — DP on such classics as The Deer Hunter, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind— sat down with Independent Lens to answer a few of the questions the audience posed to him earlier this season. Find out who his favorite directors and fellow cinematographers are, what’s wrong with American film

  5. Inside a Soccer Soap Opera in Africa

    June 24, 2010

    With World Cup fever upon us, Patrick Reed, director of the upcoming ITVS International production The Team, describes filming the making of a soap opera about soccer in Kenya. The fictional program was intended to unite and distract Kenyans in the aftermath of violence following the 2007 elections. The film is still in production. With the 2010 World Cup