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  1. Visiones Kicks Off on Global Voices

    August 13, 2010

    Visiones: Latino Art and Culture profiles some of the most influential painters, musicians, dancers, and writers working in America today. Parts one and two of the six-part series air this Sunday, August 15 on Global Voices on PBS WORLD. Directed by Hector Galan, Visiones explores how contemporary Latino artists continue to build on rich traditions that

  2. FUTURESTATES Goes Hollywood

    August 12, 2010

    It’s official: FUTURESTATES has gone Hollywood. No, we didn’t sign a multimillion dollar deal with a studio for a trilogy of sci-fi features to rival Marvel Studios’s many franchises (but there’s always next year). We're referring instead to a selection of five FUTURESTATES films presented in the posh screening room at the offices of top Hollywood talent

  3. 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

  4. Revisiting Sentenced Home and the Case of Many Uch

    August 10, 2010

    Sentenced Home aired back in 2007 on Independent Lens and put a human face on a controversial immigration policy. The film followed three young Cambodian Americans, raised in inner-city Seattle, each of whom faced deportation for mistakes they made as teenagers. Filmmakers Nicole Newnham and David Grabias provide an update on the case of Many Uch, one

  5. 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