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Independent Television Service (ITVS)

Independent Television Service (ITVS)

July 2016

ITVS funds, presents and promotes documentaries, dramas and web content from independent producers to bring stories of underrepresented communities to public television series such as Independent Lens, POV, American Masters, Frontline, American Experience, America ReFramed, Global Voices, among others.


Of the films ITVS supported last year, 78 percent were made by filmmakers of color and half were by women. Its cinematic digital platform OVEE allows viewers to watch streaming PBS video and chat with each other, panelists and filmmakers. And its national engagement network Indies Lens Pop-Up screens films in 75 cities.

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Nā Kamalei: The Men of Hula

Follow the journey of legendary teacher Robert Cazimero and the only all-male hula school in Hawaiʻi as they prepare to compete at the world’s largest hula festival.

Filmmaker(s)
Lisette Marie Flanary
Category
Full-Length Film
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Kumu Hina

Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men.

Filmmaker(s)
Dean Hamer
Joe Wilson
Category
Full-Length Film
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