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ITVS Announces 50-Film Documentary Campaign About Women and Leadership

Our friends at ITVS have announced “Women and Girls Lead,” a major public media initiative that’s set to showcase more than 50 documentaries about women, girls and leadership over the next three years and bring conversation around the issues of equal access, freedom, and opportunity into communities in the United States and around the world.

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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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Whatever Happened To… Shelby Knox?

Remember Shelby Knox, the subject of our 2005 film, The Education of Shelby Knox? Shelby was a feisty teenager from Lubbock, Texas that filmmakers Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt followed in their amazing documentary. The self-described “good Southern Baptist girl” who had pledged abstinence before marriage became an unlikely advocate for comprehensive sex education when

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with a Doc Directed by a Woman

After watching last night’s exciting win for Kathryn Bigelow and realizing that today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, I found myself wondering who had been the first woman director to win Best Documentary? And for that matter, how many documentaries directed by women have won Oscars in the history of the Academy

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A Busy Week for Patti Smith

Patti Smith‘s got a lot going on in the coming weeks and months: sold-out Bowery Ballroom concerts; “Objects of Life” show with Steven Sebring at the Robert Miller Gallery; new book, Just Kids (pictured, right); poetry reading with Sam Shepard at the 92nd Street Y and of course, POV’s Patti Smith: Dream of Life, which

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