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  1. DOC TALKS Teleseminar to feature Independent Lens Series Producer

    October 11, 2010

    What does it take to get your doc on Independent Lens? How is the Emmy Award-winning series curated? Don’t ask us, ask Lois Vossen, series producer for Independent Lens and Vice President at ITVS. Lois will be answering questions by phone via DOC TALKS, a teleseminar hosted by DocuMentors, an online documentary resource and learning center. If you’ve

  2. 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

  3. Pushing the Elephant Goes to DC

    September 21, 2010

    This past Wednesday and Thursday, September 15th and 16th, the filmmakers of Pushing the Elephant (PTE), Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, and their main subject, Rose Mapendo, traveled to Washington DC  — in cooperation with ITVS — to raise awareness around violence against women and girls internationally. Also along were Rose's brother,

  4. Ferrera Waxes Enthusiastic about New IL Season

    September 15, 2010

    America Ferrera, the host of the upcoming season of Independent Lens did us proud in Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch column today. In it she hinted that she might like to get involved in a documentary project in the near future, and also revealed which two films coming up in this Independent Lens season are her personal favorites (we’re not telling, go see

  5. Adoption Stories Front and Center on P.O.V.

    September 7, 2010

    This month, P.O.V. presents two ITVS-funded documentaries about adoption including Off and Running and In The Matter of Cha Jung Hee. Off and Running airs tonight on P.O.V. (check local listings) and follows Avery, an African American teenager and the adopted daughter of two Jewish lesbian moms in Brooklyn. On a quest to meet her birth mother in Texas,