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INDEPENDENT LENS RELEASES STORIES FOR JUSTICE IMPACT REPORT
Audience data shows documentaries increased understanding about the inequities in the U.S. justice system
Belly of the Beast’s Impactful Engagement Strategy
Documentary film aims to end sterilizations in women’s prisons and to get reparations for survivors
STORIES FOR JUSTICE
A public media partnership born out of a growing groundswell of interest in criminal justice issues
Engaged hundreds of young men to reduce gender-based violence across India through Women and Girls Lead Global.
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From our blog
ITVS Receives NEA Research Grant to Better Understand Relationship Between Documentary Makers and ParticipantsMarch 21, 2023
Amid intense ongoing discussions of ethics in the arts, including the potential power imbalance between filmmakers and film participants, ITVS will research evidence-based practices that documentary filmmakers may use as they work with people who participate in their films. ITVS is partnering with researchers from Columbia University and…
ITVS Shares Our Progress on RepresentationFebruary 7, 2023
As an organization with diversity and inclusivity as our top priority, ITVS has a long record of sharing with the public the data that we provide each fiscal year to our board of directors. We’re proud of our record of representation—on our board, on our staff, and among our ITVS-funded filmmakers and programs—and we continuously strive to improve our…
ITVS Announces CEO Departure of Sally Jo FiferJanuary 12, 2023
ITVS announced today that it will launch a search for its next chief executive officer to succeed Sally Jo Fifer. She will remain in her role until the board hires and onboards a new President and CEO.“What a gift it has been these past 22 years to serve film artists who engage and transform our hearts and minds — make us more empathetic, more just, more wise,”…