July 2011

ITVS 20th-Anniversary Indies Showcase

by socheata on July 28, 2011

We are excited to announce that the Independent Television Services (ITVS) will feature New Year Baby from Saturday, August 6 to Monday, August 8 as part of a free, online film festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary! New Year Baby exemplifies ITVS’ mission to bring diverse voices and untold stories to public media. The festival will run from July to August and will screen 20 award-winning documentaries funded by ITVS over the past 20 years. We thank ITVS for its support of independent filmmakers, and we hope the festival will inspire more stories of healing.

From the ITVS Community Classroom on Facebook: “Beautifully told story about a young woman who goes back to Cambodia with her family to unravel the mysteries of their troubled history with the Khmer Rouge. Free for a limited time on the PBS online Video Player. Great complement to any class dealing with ethnic studies, conflict and resolution, human rights, refugee issues or Southeast Asian history.”

New Year Baby aired on Independent Lens on PBS on May 27, 2008. Our film was also featured on Global Voices this past weekend. Mark your calendars and check out www.itvs.org/indies-showcase to catch the film!