Independent Lens and ITVS Community are pleased to present Community Voices: short videos developed by independent filmmakers and community partners from around the United States. F
From a flea market to the Democratic National Convention to an independent recording studio, emerging and first-time filmmakers provide new perspectives on democracy in America today. Contributing partners include GenerationEngage, The Public Square, Kartemquin Films, Independent Feature Project (IFP) Chicago, Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV), the Columbia College Television Department and Kentucky Educational Television. Watch and listen to Community Voices >>
Check out one of the videos below:
YOUNG BLACK VOTER traces the personal journey of aspiring Kentucky filmmaker Lavel White from a disengaged youth—who occasionally committed petty crimes—to a hopeful young adult, actively involved in the political process and community issues.
From our blog
May 31, 2021
Julie Ha and Eugene Yi talk about the journey their film "Free Chol Soo Lee" has already made and the road that lies ahead, the importance of this story to Asian American activists, and impart some wisdom to doc makers about the process of applying to and working with ITVS.
May 21, 2021
A series of engagement events led by Independent Lens and Fair and Just Prosecution for Philly D.A. concluded with a survey around the criminal legal system. Read the results from more than 750 participants.
May 13, 2021
Experienced documentarians offer advice gleaned from their own journeys as filmmakers, from how to stick with it when it all seems so overwhelming, to finding your own support network, to how learning all the technical tricks of the trade will make your project stronger.