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ITVS Free Doc Festival in Celebration of 20 Years of Independence

by Maggie Lange
July 25, 2011 7:49 AM
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The Independent Television Service (ITVS) will honor documentarians for their outstanding contributions by granting anyone on the Internet access to these films. In celebration of their 20 years of funding for independent filmmakers, ITVS will stream 20 of its award-winning documentaries online for free. The festival starts Monday July 25 and continues until Friday September 23; find a complete listing of films here and watch ITVS’s trailer for its festival below.

The award-winning films range from King Corn, an analysis of the American food industry's reliance on the crop, and Promises, a portrait of the Middle Eastern conflict seen through the eyes of children, to Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, a documentary about masculinity in hip-hop.

The full-length documentaries will stream for free for three days each, beginning with 2003 Oscar-nominee Daughter from Danang, which tells the story of the culture-clash between a Vietnamese mother and her American-Asian daughter.

[Photo from Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes].

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