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  1. Now on Indies Showcase: Lost Boys of Sudan

    September 5, 2011

    Emmy Award-nominated documentary from  Jon Shenk and Megan Mylan follows two young refugees of Sudan’s civil war through their first year in America. Lost Boys of Sudan streams free until Sept. 7 on ITVS's Indies Showcase. Orphaned as boys by Sudan's civil war, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and gunfire to reach a Kenyan refugee camp

  2. New Contest: Best. Teacher. Ever!

    May 4, 2011

    Teachers -- often overworked, frequently underappreciated, sometimes demonized, usually meagerly compensated. But all of us have had teachers who helped us grow up and make sense of the world, and to find our place in it. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (but really all year long) we want educators to get the props (and resources) they deserve. Our

  3. Tribeca Film Festival Underway in NYC

    April 20, 2011

    The Tribeca Film Festival gets started today in New York and runs until May 1. The festival was founded in 2002 as a response to the events of 9/11, to help Lower Manhattan recover after the tragedy, and to celebrate the vitality and diversity of New York City through filmmaking. Each year ITVS participates in the festival by meeting with filmmakers involved

  4. Celebrate Earth Day with a Social Screening of Garbage Dreams

    April 18, 2011

    The exclusive online screening will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 9PM EDT / 6PM PDT on Independent Lens' Facebook Page and on Livestream. In celebration of Earth Day, Independent Lens will present an exclusive screening of the highly acclaimed documentary, Garbage Dreams by Mai Iskander on Thursday, April 21, 9PM/EDT 6PM PDT on the Independent Lens

  5. Hey Teachers! You’ll Dig This

    May 13, 2010

    If you’re a teacher, we know times are tough. You are struggling to enrich your classroom, but beset on all sides by budget cuts, growing class sizes, and a dearth of basic supplies. Fear not – the new will help you find free (yes free) standards-based resources for your classroom that will engage and inform your students in new and innovative