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  1. Filmmaker Sharon La Cruise Discusses Daisy Bates Biopic with Hari Sreenivasan

    February 2, 2012

    The documentary Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock will air Thursday, February 2 on Independent Lens to kick off Black History Month. Recently, PBS NEWSHOUR's Hari Sreenivasan caught up with filmmaker Sharon La Cruise to discuss the project.The film examines the life of Daisy Bates — a complex, unconventional, and largely forgotten heroine of the

  2. Special Screening of "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock" Wednesday in Los Angeles

    February 1, 2012

     Community Cinema and The Museum of Tolerance, in association with The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum, will be presenting a special screening of Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock Wednesday, February 1 in Los Angeles. The film will be followed by a discussion with Sharon La Cruise (filmmaker), Terrence Roberts, Ph.D. (one of the Little Rock

  3. Central High Hosts a Social Screening of Daisy Bates

    January 31, 2012

    On Friday, we're hosting a screening of the documentary Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. and will include the participation of filmmaker Sharon La Cruise. Moderated by PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan and featuring filmmaker Sharon La Cruise, the event will take place at this link on Friday,

  4. ITVS Heads into High Gear for Black History Month

    January 31, 2012

    The organization has supported a slate of documentaries that shine a unique light on the history of African American activism. Several of the films will air this month on Independent Lens.   February is Black History Month.  It’s an important time for public media, because the heritage months — as artificial as they seem to some, including ITVS-funded

  5. Women and Girls Lead & Athena Film Festival Present, "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock"

    January 30, 2012

    Women and Girls Lead is happy to announce an exciting partnership with the Athena Film Festival on the film Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock. The documentary will air on Independent Lens on February 2.The Athena Film Festival  is a celebration of women and leadership, and the only film festival in the nation to focus its content on women’s leadership.