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  1. Happy International Women’s Day from Women and Girls Lead

    March 8, 2013

    Today is International Women’s Day! How do you plan to honor the more than 3 billion women and girls in the world in the next 24 hours? We like to celebrate with film, of course. No other medium can amplify women’s voices and capture their experiences quite like documentary film. Join us today at 11am PT / 2pm ET for a special International Women’s Day online

  2. A Message from Mary Louise Parker on International Women's Day

    March 8, 2012

    The Independent Lens host invites you to celebrate International Women's Day and ITVS's public media campaign — Women and Girls Lead. Show your support for the initiative (literally!) by adding the campaign’s banner to your Facebook profile for 24 hours in celebration of International Women's Day. You can find the images on the Women and Girls Lead

  3. Women & Girls Lead Us Into Women's History Month

    March 1, 2012

    Women and Girls Lead kicks off Women’s History Month with a new website, an online film festival, and three high-profile events honoring International Women’s Day. The Women and Girls Lead public media initiative is celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in style with a whole new set of activities to engage audiences on

  4. ITVS Staffers Respond to Pushing the Elephant

    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

  5. The Congo and Beyond: Live Chat on Empowering Women

    March 4, 2011

    On Tuesday, March 8 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT, PBS NewsHour will team up with ITVS and Independent Lens to present a panel discussion on violence against women in the Congo and beyond. The Congo and Beyond: Live Chat on Empowering Women Set on the 100th anniversary of  International Women’s Day, the online discussion will use news reports and footage from the