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Project VoiceScape: Grant-Winning Teens Tackle Tough Topics

Project VoiceScape, a collaboration between Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV, recently awarded 15 $2,000 filmmaking grants to 22 emerging young talents from around the country. Project VoiceScape editorial committee member Jessica Lee tells us about some of the challenges she faced in awarding the grants and what we can expect next from the filmmaker-finalists.

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‘The Edge of Dreaming’ Community Screenings at Schools of Metaphysics Next Week

Dr. Barbara Condron oversees international education for the School of Metaphysics (SOM). On January 22 at 7 PM, 17 SOM branches around the country will host screenings and discussions of Amy Hardie’s The Edge of Dreaming (POV 2010). I always look forward to Tuesdays. They’re my days in town with Hezekiah, our 15-year-old son who

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‘O’ Say Can You See’ Exhibit at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras‘ two most recent feature-length films, My Country, My Country and The Oath (both aired on POV), are part of a planned trilogy that explore the ambiguities, injustices and bureaucracy of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. While a third film has yet to

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Cage Match: Filmmaking or Activism? at Independent Film Week

Sarah Tabet is currently interning in the community engagement department at POV. She is also working at Chicken & Egg Pictures as an assistant to the fund. Earlier this week, she attended various panels at Independent Film Week. Here’s her report from one of the most talked about panels. “Have filmmakers taken off their story-telling

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‘New Muslim Cool’ Producers Speak at U.S. State Department

New Muslim Cool co-producers Kauthar Umar and Hana Siddiqi wrote in to tell us about “Generation Change,” a U.S. State Department event held last week in Washington, D.C. toasting some of the best and most innovative American Muslim leaders under the age of 30. With much excitement and anticipation we arrived in Washington, D.C. last

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