Tag Archives: Women and Girls Lead

#SHEDOCS: Online Film Festival Marches into March

March marches in with the second annual #SheDocs, an online film festival showcasing 12 documentaries highlighting extraordinary women and their accomplishments in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. The fest is presented by ITVS’s Women and Girls Lead … Continue reading

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Women and Girls Lead Presents Young Lakota Online Encore and Live Chat

Since 1990, every U.S. President has declared the month of November as Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and honor the contributions, culture, history, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This commemorative month also provides a … Continue reading

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Solar Mamas and Community Cinema Inspire Audience Engagement

Solar Mamas is an inspiring and moving film about Rafea, a beautiful and strong-willed Jordanian mother of four, who is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend India’s Barefoot College, where women from rural areas around the world receive training through a … Continue reading

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The Making of Solar Mamas

We sat down with Mette Heide, producer of Solar Mamas, to talk about why she and her filmmaking team chose this story, and what inspired them along the way. The film is part of Why Poverty? and Women and Girls … Continue reading

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Team Wyman-Haworth Talk About the Adventure of Making Strong!

We love when a filmmaker and her subject drop in at our offices, especially when they are as funny and charming as these two! Julie Wyman, whose film Strong! premieres on Independent Lens tomorrow, July 26, at 10 PM (check … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Drops in on the TV Critics Press Tour

What a whirlwind weekend. In Beverly Hills, the nation’s television critics assembled to get sneak peeks of upcoming shows headed to the small screen in the Fall. The first two days were given over to public television, and let’s just … Continue reading

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Big, Beautiful, Graceful, and Strong! The Body Eclectic

Next week’s premiere of Strong! brings you a film about more than an elite athlete at the height of her competitive career. In this online exclusive video, filmmaker Julie Wyman, cinematographer Anne Etheridge, and protagonist Cheryl Haworth take us behind … Continue reading

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Cyntoia’s Story Finalist for Casey Medal in Journalism for Families and Children

We’re excited to learn that last season’s film Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story by Dan Birman has been named a finalist for the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism from the University of Maryland. The Casey Medals recognize exemplary reporting on … Continue reading

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5 Videos Making the Rounds in the Independent Lens Office

Happy Pi Day (it’s March 14, rendered 3.14 for those prone to math humor), and we circulated some videos around the office that played on that theme, as well as some that veered off into other directions. In case you … Continue reading

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Month-Long Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival Kicks Off

Women and Girls Lead, a public media campaign designed to uplift, empower, and celebrate women who are making change around the world, is honoring Women’s History Month with a month-long online film festival featuring many audience favorites from the Independent … Continue reading

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