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  1. On the Scene at a War Criminal’s Conviction

    August 11, 2010

    The ITVS-funded film-in-progress Comrade Duch tells the story of the gifted Cambodian mathematician turned mass killer Kaing Guek Eav and the trial to bring him to justice. Filmmaker Adrian Maben was outside the courtroom last month when Duch was convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to 35 years in prison. When I started to work on

  2. On the Road: ITVS Represented at DocMontevideo

    August 9, 2010

    Last month, ITVS’s Vice President of Programming Claire Aguilar attended DocMontevideo in Montevideo, Uruguay and filed this report. Montevideo, Uruguay, — a European-style city between Argentina and Brazil — is a unique and surprising place for a television documentary conference.  Since Uruguay has been in the news recently — they took a

  3. Live Webcast: Media As Global Diplomat

    May 11, 2010

    It’s here! Welcome to the live stream of Seizing the Moment: Media and Peacebuilding, a summit we’re hosting at the Newseum in cooperation with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Sesame Workshop. (For more about this event, check out our previous post) Please join in via chat or by using the Twitter hashtag #magd. How do you think the media is

  4. Building Peace through Media – Join Us Tomorrow, May 12th!

    May 11, 2010

    We’re thrilled to once again be partnering with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) to host the third in a series of media and leadership summits, tomorrow May 12th at the Newseum in Washington D.C.  So you’re not in D.C.? No worries – we’ll have a live webcast and discussion here on the blog beginning at 9:00 AM EST. You’ll able to engage panelists

  5. A Filmmaker Transformed by Her Subject

    May 7, 2010

    Filmmaker Leslie Wiener-Legrand (Teacher, premiering May 9 on Global Voices on PBS WORLD, check local listings) went to Ho Chi Minh City fully intending to make a travel documentary about Vietnam for the Lonely Planet franchise. But as she spent time in the city scouting out locales to highlight for prospective tourists, she found it ever more difficult to