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  1. Egypt & Democracy Front and Center on Global Voices

    May 1, 2011

    As the 2011 protests in Egypt lit up Tahrir Square and ultimately ousted President Mubarak, ITVS revisited Shayfeen.com last February with a live chat in partnership with PBS NewsHour. The discussion included the filmmakers, subjects of the doc, citizen journalists, and educators from around the globe. You can scroll through a replay of the chat below

  2. Global Voices Returns on Sunday with Shayfeen.com

    April 29, 2011

    ITVS and the WORLD Channel present the 4th season of the International Documentary Series Global Voices on Sunday, May 1 with the documentary Shayfeen.com. The film examines Egypt’s last round of elections, prior to the historic protests in 2011.  On Monday, ITVS announced the lineup for the fourth season of Global Voices, which will air exclusively on

  3. Can a Human Being Be Illegal? Thoughts on Immigration through Film

    June 16, 2010

    The national dialogue on immigration has reached a fever pitch in recent weeks, with many municipalities declaring boycotts of Arizona over the recent enactment of a strict immigration law that critics say amounts to little more than institutionalized racial profiling. Some Arizonans, in response, have sworn to boycott the cities that demonized their

  4. Filmmaker Profile: Klaartje Quirijns, THE DICTATOR HUNTER

    April 1, 2009

    Dutch filmmaker Klaartje Quirijns first met Reed Brody and Souleymane Guengueng when the two men were sitting under a map covered with mug shots of dictators from around the world. Brody, a human rights lawyer, pointed to one of them and said, “This is one of the most brutal dictators you probably never heard of: Hissene Habré of Chad… And we want to bring this