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  1. World Mourns Passing of Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai

    September 26, 2011

    Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize, passed away while having treatment for ovarian cancer on Monday. Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize, passed away on Monday while having treatment for ovarian cancer. Maathai was the founder of Kenya's Green Belt

  2. If A Tree Falls Opens in NYC

    June 22, 2011

    The documentary will premiere at the IFC in New York City on June 22.  Filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman are happy to announce the theatrical release of their documentary If a Tree Falls, which premieres at the IFC in New York City on June 22 and will move on to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC, among other cities. The film

  3. The Garbage Dreams Game Nominated in 2nd Annual Games for Change Awards

    May 13, 2011

    The Games For Change Awards recognize excellence in games that address current, pressing social issues. The Garbage Dreams Game, developed to complement the acclaimed Independent Lens documentary by Mai Iskander, received a nomination in the 2nd Annual Games for Change Awards in the Transmedia category. The awards recognize excellence in “games for

  4. America Ferrera Celebrates Earth Day

    April 22, 2011

    The Independent Lens host wishes everyone a happy and healthy Earth DayWe all do our best to recycle, compost, and try to be thoughtful about what and how we consume. But there's more to being green than hybrids and food scraps. It takes real commitment — both individual and collective. Join Independent Lens and this year’s host America Ferrera for

  5. Taking Root with Lisa Merton on Earth Day

    April 22, 2011

    Lisa Merton’s Taking Root was broadcast on Independent Lens in April 2009 and brought together more than 4,000 people to Community Cinema events in 50 cities across the country. As we ring in Earth Day celebrations across the country, we wanted to highlight some of the extraordinary films that ITVS had the opportunity to take out to communities through