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  1. Celebrating Women’s History Month in Film

    March 17, 2011

    For 20 years ITVS has been responsible for showcasing innovative and eye-opening programming focusing on the shared and unique experiences of women worldwide. Our documentaries have covered everything from glass-ceiling-shattering female heads of state to the grassroots movements in developing nations led by women who refused to accept no for an

  2. The Congo and Beyond: Live Chat on Empowering Women

    March 4, 2011

    On Tuesday, March 8 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT, PBS NewsHour will team up with ITVS and Independent Lens to present a panel discussion on violence against women in the Congo and beyond. The Congo and Beyond: Live Chat on Empowering Women Set on the 100th anniversary of  International Women’s Day, the online discussion will use news reports and footage from the

  3. From Low Budget to Gold Statuette

    November 17, 2010

    Filmmaker Heather Ross recently picked up an Emmy for her film Girls on the Wall, which was a recipient of ITVS’s Open Call. Ross fills in the picture for BTB on the journey that led to the award. Six years ago, I moved to a faraway city and started shooting a documentary with the naïve idea that the rest of the pieces would fall into place. The film, Girls on the

  4. San Francisco: ITVS Joins Power to the Peaceful

    September 8, 2010

    The annual Power to the Peaceful Festival, featuring CARE Ambassador Michael Franti and more than 50,000 music fans, will take place in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, September 11, 2010. The night before, on Friday, September 10 at 8 pm, CARE and Michael Franti will kick off the festival with the second annual Global Action Forum & Celebration at the

  5. Women's Empowerment Event Draws a Crowd in Seattle

    August 27, 2010

    National Community Cinema Coordinator, Patrick Baroch, reports out on another successful Women’s Empowerment Screening, this one, from Seattle. Seattle's first ever Women Empowerment Film Event & Meetings (WE FEM) packed in men and women along a broad spectrum of ages, genders, and ethnicities. Seattle University hosted the event at Pigott