Media That Matters

This week the Center for Media and Social Impact kicks off its Media That Matters (Feb 19-20) conference at American University. This year’s focus is on impact, especially the impact of documentaries from award-winning PBS series like P.O.V. and Independent Lens. The Washington, DC forum below and several others in major cities are part of […]

“More Than a Month” is more than that

End Black History Month Say What!?!?! When I got the preview DVD for “More Than a Month,” the first thought in my mind was “This Shukree Tilghman just wants to start an argument and get some attention. Yeah, Shukree’s got the down and relevant name; but he’s also in that generation that’s reaped the benefits […]

Happy Nowruz!

March 20th ushers in another new year – a Persian Iranian New Year known as Nowruz or “New Day” which coincides with the Spring equinox. It’s all new to me. A third screening of the Community Cinema series’ February film, ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING, is scheduled for a free public showing Sunday, March 8th. This event’s […]

Free screenings of “TULIA, TEXAS”
How the war on drugs tore apart one Texas town

Community Cinema, the ITVS outreach initiative for the PBS series, “Independent Lens,” is presenting [FREE] community screenings and discussions of the documentary TULIA, TEXAS. Community Cinema holds monthly preview screenings across the country to encourage community dialogue on social issues and opportunities to get involved with local organizations and institutions. ABOUT TULIA, TEXAS: A product […]

LIONESS: women in combat in Iraq

It doesn’t surprise me that American women on active duty in Iraq are also actively engaged in combat. These women are known as Team Lioness. Initially their assignment was to exercise cultural sensitivity i.e. search and engage Iraqi women, where men are prohibited, by custom, not to go. Being on the move with active combat […]