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  1. NEWLY FUNDED: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Lacey Schwartz’s Outside the Box

    February 17, 2012

    ITVS recently approved funding for Outside the Box by filmmakers Lacey Schwartz (Producer/Director), Mehret Mandefro (Producer), and James Adolphus (Director).Outside the Box follows the life of Lacey Schwartz, a young woman who grew up in an upper-middle-class household with two loving Jewish parents. When she discovers that the man she's always

  2. Up Next on Independent Lens, Donor Unknown

    October 19, 2011

    Like a real-life The Kids Are All Right, Donor Unknown profiles a far-flung group of siblings in search of each other and their father. The film airs Thursday, October 20, on Independent Lens (check local listings). Earlier in the day, BTB will host a live chat on the subject at 10am PT / 1pm ET on BTB.  JoEllen Marsh is 20 years old, and has never met her father.

  3. We Are Family — Behind the Scenes on Sunshine

    April 30, 2010

    What makes a family? It’s a question our society is grappling with, and the question that drove filmmaker Karen Skloss to make her film, Sunshine, which premieres on Independent Lens on PBS on May 4 (check local listings). In this exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, Skloss captures a storyline about single fathers and gay parents that didn’t make it into

  4. Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas) Premiering Tonight on Independent Lens on PBS

    March 23, 2010

    "With brave and brutal honesty, [Filmmaker Monika] Navarro, 31, turns the camera on her own clan as she explores a family history that embodies the best and worst of the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico." - Hispanic Magazine Augie and Gino were living the American dream -- raised and educated in the United States and proud veterans of the U.S.

  5. Behind the Scenes of Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)

    March 17, 2010

    Augie and Gino were living the American dream –– raised and educated in the United States and proud veterans of the military. But in 1999, these two brothers were forced to leave the only country they’d ever known and had pledged to protect. Airing next Tuesday, March 23 at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS, filmmaker Monika Navarro goes on a journey across