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April 12, 2012
The documentary, which premieres Thursday on Independent Lens, explores Haiti's complex past and present through the music of the country's oldest and best-known band — Septentrional. Last week, BTB caught up with the director and band via Skype in New York. Learn more about When the Drum is Beating on the Independent Lens website.
April 11, 2011
Carine Fabius from The Huffington Post, reviews Tamra Davis's film about iconic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. In preparation for the release of Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, I was asked by ITVS to blog about it for Beyond the Box. While I’d like to think it’s because of my terribly trenchant observations about art, a subject I occasionally…
March 9, 2011
ITVS staffers offer their take on the upcoming Independent Lens documentary.Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and to honor the occasion, BTB presented a live chat with PBS NewsHour on Women’s Empowerment. The documentary Pushing the Elephant (airing March 29 on Independent Lens) was featured prominently in the…
January 12, 2011
There are several programs focusing on Haiti this week, a year after the country was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake. In addition to Children of Haiti, which broadcast Tuesday night on Independent Lens, ITVS has profiled issues in Haiti in the past in these two films: Egalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution tells the story of a…
January 11, 2011
In the midst of Haiti’s lush mountains and historical relics is an epidemic of over 500,000 orphan children who wander the streets day and night. Known as the “soulless” and forgotten by their own people, they do what they must to survive each day. Children of Haiti, airing Tuesday night at 10 PM on Independent Lens (check local listings) follows three…