Category Archives: Video Extras

1971 Followup: A Conversation with Laura Poitras and Betty Medsger

Laura Poitras won an Academy Award for CitizenFour, her film about Edward Snowden, who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency to the mainstream media and is now living in exile abroad. Betty Medsger wrote the book The Burglary: The Discovery … Continue reading

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Survivors: Confronting Deepwater Horizon Trauma through Oil on Canvas

Artist Sara Lattis Stone, whose husband Stephen Stone escaped the Deepwater Horizon disaster alive, turned to her craft — painting — as a means of confronting the post-traumatic stress her family endured following the tragedy. In a victim impact statement … Continue reading

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The Homestretch: Kasey Checks In (video)

Kasey, one of three teens portrayed in The Homestretch who are striving to make a better future for themselves, checked in just today to give us all an update on how she’s doing. After you watch the film, which premieres … Continue reading

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All of Me, and More

Alexandra Lescaze‘s All of Me may be premiering tonight (3/24) on PBS at 10 PM [check local listings] but that’s not all of it. The filmmaker collected several interesting pieces that didn’t quite fit into the finished film, but provide further … Continue reading

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The Waiting Room Bonus Videos: More People, More Perspectives

All of these clips come courtesy of Waiting Room filmmaker Peter Nicks and his “Storytelling Project,” which is found on the official site for the film. Consider these mini-features “bonus material” to accompany the main feature, adding extra layers to the … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Believin’ Video Contest Winners

“Just one more time / Some will win / Some will lose / Some were born to sing the blues.” We’re excited to announce three worthy winners of our Don’t Stop Believin’ cover song video contest.

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We’re Having Fun Behind the Scenes at Sundance

Can’t make it to Sundance Film Festival this year? Neither could some of us at the office, and at least a few other people in the world. But tens of thousands of others have descended on the festival, and our … Continue reading

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Be a Part of Our Half the Sky Special Using Social Media

Television is no longer a one-to-many medium, and we need you to be a part of the Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide experience. To do it, select any of our activities going on this week … Continue reading

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Half the Sky: Addressing Maternal Mortality

In many developing countries, pregnancy may as well be considered a death sentence. With the premiere of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide just a week away, we felt it was the perfect time to provide … Continue reading

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Welcome Our New Host, Stanley Tucci

It’s official! Our 11th season will be hosted by the acclaimed actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci! From The Hunger Games to Independent Lens … a logical progression, wouldn’t you say? (We can’t help it, some of us around the office … Continue reading

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