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  1. Newly Funded: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster's American Promise

    June 14, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for the documentary American Promise by filmmakers Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster.American Promise is an intimate look at the 12-year journey of two African-American boys on the path to success at a prestigious prep school. This personal film explores the distinct and troubling growing pains young men of color

  2. Thursday on Independent Lens: We Were Here

    June 13, 2012

    BTB spoke with filmmaker David Weissman about his documentary We Were Here, which airs Thursday, June 14 on Independent Lens.We Were Here documents the arrival in San Francisco of what was then called the "Gay Plague" in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic, as well as the broad political and

  3. Last Days of the Arctic, Sunday on Global Voices

    June 8, 2012

    ITVS’s Annisa Kau sat down with Margrét Jónasdóttir (producer) to talk about the documentary Last Days of the Arctic, which premieres Sunday, June 10 on Global Voices on the WORLD Channel (check listings). Ragnar Alexsson, a.k.a. RAX, is among the most celebrated photographers in the world. His series Faces of the North are a living document of the dying

  4. Tales of the Waria Featured on Telegraph21

    June 4, 2012

    Recently, our friends at Telegraph21 highlighted Tales of the Waria in their t21 Weekly Feature, including video clips, an exclusive filmmaker interview, and screening information. Telegraph21’s Steffie Kinglake sat down with filmmaker Kathy Huang to discuss the documentary, which premiered last night on Global Voices. The filmmaker will

  5. Tales of the Waria: Inside Indonesia's Third-Gender Community

    June 1, 2012

     Originally published on HuffingtonPost.comThe ITVS-funded documentary by Kathy Huang premieres Sunday, June 3 on Global Voices on the WORLD Channel. An online social screening and chat will be held on Monday, June 4 at 8pm ET/5pm PT with the filmmaker to discuss issues raised in the film.This past March the Associated Press broke an unexpected story