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  1. Oscar Nominee Lucy Walker Chats Live with ITVS

    February 9, 2011

    WASTE LAND DIRECTOR DISCUSSES FILM AND OSCAR NOMINATION Live Chat with Lucy Walker Filmmaker Lucy Walker will be joining us for a live chat on Wednesday, February 9 at 1 PM (Pacific) to talk about her film Waste Land. The documentary, which airs April 19 on Independent Lens has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film follows

  2. ITVS in the News

    February 4, 2011

    A SAMPLING OF COVERAGE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, CBS NEWS, NPR AND MORE...New York Times: Documentary Drama at the Oscars Instead the contenders are mostly smaller films from lesser-known filmmakers: Waste Land, about the artist Vik Muniz, set against the backdrop of a massive garbage dump in Rio de Janeiro... with most of the feature film and acting

  3. Waste Land Nominated for Academy Award

    January 25, 2011

     The nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles. Among the nominees for best documentary feature was Lucy Walker's Waste Land, which premiers this April on Independent Lens.The other films nominated for best documentary feature include: Exit through the Gift Shop,

  4. Two ITVS Films on Oscar’s Short List

    November 19, 2010

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards. Among the films selected for this “short list” are: Waste Land (directed by Lucy Walker), which will air this season on Independent Lens; and the ITVS-funded William Kunstler: