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  1. Filmmaker Geeta Patel Searches for Love

    July 19, 2010

    One in a Billion, follows a 29-year-old Hindu man across the globe as he searches for a woman his parents will approve of. The film, by Indian American Directord Geeta Patel, was one of several projects selected by ITVS’s Open Call in 2009 (Note: this year’s deadline is August 6th!). Ravi Patel is the star of the documentary, co-director on the project, and the

  2. The Politics of Your Morning Fix

    July 16, 2010

    Filmmakers Nick Francis and Mark Francis revisit their documentary Black Gold, which will air on Global Voices this Sunday, July 18th on PBS WORLD. The documentary traces one man’s fight for a fair prices of coffee in an eye-opening expose of the $80 billion coffee industry. A few weeks ago, we met up with Tadesse Meskela the main character in Black Gold

  3. The Beetle Queen Conquers San Francisco

    July 14, 2010

    Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, airing in the upcoming season of Independent Lens, sheds light on Japan’s love affair with insects. Filmmaker Jessica Oreck screened her film last weekend in San Francisco and shared her experience with BTB. Last Friday and Saturday nights, the lobby of the Sundance Kabuki Cinema  in San Francisco was crawling with live

  4. The Future According to Hugo Perez

    July 13, 2010

    ITVS filmmaker Hugo Perez discussed the making of his latest work, the FUTURESTATES short Seed, with BTB. Watch the entire episode online and browse the site for a creative glimpse into the future. What got you interested in the subject matter of Seed? I am a lifelong sci-fi geek who has always been interested in the intersection of science and society

  5. Joseph Aguirre — AKA — The Rainmaker

    July 8, 2010

    In Next Year Country, three Montana farming families who have struggled to keep afloat through years of drought, take their chances on hiring a rainmaker. Director Joseph Aguirre shares the genesis of the story and why it was so hard to stay dry while shooting a film about drought. Look for Next Year Country on public television this July (check local