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Independent Lens Brings "Stories for Justice" to PBS

Documentary storytelling pipeline will support increased understanding of the inequities in the justice system and inspire local civic dialogue about reform.

"Filmmaking Is Not a Career, It’s a Calling"

Renee Tajima-Peña Talks Frankly About "Asian Americans" and Her Career

Recent Posts

  1. ITVS Statement of Solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

    March 8, 2021

    ITVS stands in solidarity with Asian communities, as well as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as they endure a surge of racist discrimination and hate crimes across the world

  2. Sundance from Home: Finding New Ways to Network and Connect

    March 2, 2021

    Try Harder! and Ailey directors Debbie Lum and Jamila Wignot report back about the challenges and rewards of premiering virtually.

  3. Three Quick Questions with 2021 Sundance Filmmakers

    February 5, 2021

    We asked ITVS-supported Sundance filmmakers—Debbie Lum, director of Try Harder!, and Ailey director Jamila Wignot and producer Lauren DeFilippo—3 quick and light questions about how they're doing while they ramped up to premiere their films.

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  1. The Attack on Our Democracy

    January 8, 2021

    As an organization that exists to strengthen our democracy, ITVS condemns the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and all that it exemplifies.

  2. Lois Vossen Elected to Television Academy Board of Governors Executive Committee

    January 6, 2021

    Lois Vossen has been the executive producer of Independent Lens since the show's inception as a primetime series on PBS.