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  1. ITVS Prepares for Beta Tests of Enhanced OVEE

    September 14, 2012

    Originally published on Web engagement tool provides platform for virtual dialogue An infusion of CPB funding is allowing the Independent Television Service to add more features to OVEE, the online engagement tool that ITVS calls “the world’s first fully functional social screening platform.” The latest version of OVEE features a

  2. The English Surgeon, Sunday on Global Voices

    September 14, 2012

    The award-winning documentary The English Surgeon by Geoffrey Smith airs Sunday, September 16 on Global Voices on the WORLD Channel. What is it like to have power over life and death, and yet to struggle with your own humanity? The English Surgeon tells the story of acclaimed British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh who confronts the dilemmas of the

  3. Filmmaker Maryam Ebrahimi Discusses I Was Worth 50 Sheep

    September 5, 2012

    ITVS’s Annisa Kau caught up with I Was Worth 50 Sheep producer Maryam Ebrahimi to discuss the documentary, women’s rights, and finding Sabere’s unique story (which is the focus of the film). I Was Worth 50 Sheep aired as part of the Global Voices series on the World Channel (check listings) and is currently available online via PBS Video (for a limited time

  4. I Was Worth 50 Sheep, Sunday on Global Voices

    September 2, 2012

    The documentary I Was Worth 50 Sheep by Nima Sarvestani airs Sunday, September 2 on Global Voices on the WORLD Channel. Sabereh, Farzaneh, and her stepfather KhaleghSabere, now 16, was only 7 years old when her father died in war. Her cousin inherited her, and following a long-practiced tradition in Afghanistan, he sold her when she was 10 years old to

  5. KLRU and Women and Girls Lead Shine A Spotlight on Austin Leaders

    August 29, 2012

    Public television partner KLRU announces women to be featured in new shorts inspired by Women and Girls Lead: Austin.  Women and Girls Lead Shorts profile American women from all walks of life who inspire with stories of resilience, hope, and empowerment. This series, created for the web and TV, is a collaboration between husband-and-wife filmmakers