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August 11, 2011

IL Classic China Blue to Stream Free; Chat on Globalization with PBS NewsHour

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Next up on the summer ITVS Indies Showcase is an Independent Lens classic, China Blue. Micha Peled's stunning undercover film follows Jasmine, one of many teenagers working at a blue…...

May 12, 2011

Women and Girls Lead: A New Public Media Initiative

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It has been a pretty exciting week around here. On Monday, President and CEO of the Independent Television Service Sally Jo Fifer announced the launch of an ambitious multiyear, multiplatform…...

April 12, 2011

For Your Tuesday: Basquiat, and a Live Chat with Our Artists Month Filmmakers

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In celebration of Artists Month, we are hosting a live chat today in collaboration with PBS NewsHour's Art Beat and ITVS. Join us RIGHT HERE for a discussion about creativity,…...

March 07, 2011

Live Chat with NewsHour: The Congo and Beyond

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To honor the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on Tuesday, we're co-hosting a live online discussion with ITVS and PBS News Hour about violence against women in the Congo…...

February 08, 2011

Live Chat with Best Doc Oscar Nominee Lucy Walker

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Filmmaker Lucy Walker joined us for a live chat on Wednesday, February 9 to talk about her film Waste Land. The documentary, which airs April 19 on Independent Lens has…...

December 28, 2010

Live Chat with the Director and Star of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

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UPDATE: If you remember The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill as fondly as we do, you're probably curious about what has happened to the birds and to Mark Bittner in…...

December 20, 2010

Live Chat with The Calling Director Danny Alpert

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UPDATE: Did you watch part one of the series last night? You can still catch the last episode of the special series The Calling on PBS tonight at 9 PM.…...

December 06, 2010

The Calling Goes Live and Online

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Ever watched a film and then chatted with the people in it in real time without ever leaving your sofa? Well, you're about to. We're pulling out the stops for…...

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November 29, 2010

Live Chat with Deep Down Filmmaker Sally Rubin

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  About Deep Down: Mountaintop removal mining is a big industry in Appalachia, bringing jobs, but also a steep environmental cost. Beverly May and Terry Ratliff grew up on opposite…...

November 24, 2010

Missed It? More Ways to Watch and Discuss Deep Down

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Did you miss last night's premiere of Deep Down? Not to worry -- thanks to the interwebs, we've got more ways for you to see it at your leisure, and…...