Category: INDEPENDENT LENS

FAUBOURG TREMÉ: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

I produced this promo for “Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans” for rebroadcast on PBS Plus nationally by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). Nestled at the edge of New Orleans’ fabled French Quarter, Faubourg Tremé is one of America’s oldest African American neighborhoods. This once vibrant neighborhood was the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement in the…

INDEPENDENT LENS | ASK NOT | Trailer | PBS

I produced this trailer for “Ask Not” for the nationally televised series Independent Lens on PBS, which is produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). As wars rage in the Middle East, the U.S. military is eager for more recruits—unless you happen to be openly gay. ASK NOT explores the tangled political battles that led to the infamous “don’t ask,…

INDEPENDENT LENS | STRANDED: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors Trailer

I produced this trailer for “STRANDED: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors” for the nationally televised series Independent Lens on PBS, which is produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). How far would you go to stay alive? The survivors of the well-known 1972 Andes plane crash recall what it took to live in the mountains for over 60 days with…

INDEPENDENT LENS | CRIPS AND BLOODS Made in America | Trailer

I produced this trailer for “Crips and Bloods: Made in America” for the nationally televised series Independent Lens on PBS, which is produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). CRIPS AND BLOODS: Made in America premieres Tuesday, May 12. Its a civil war thats lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. Fought eye for an eye. Over 15,000…

TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai | Trailer | PBS

I produced this trailer for “TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” for the nationally televised series Independent Lens on PBS, which is produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Ask Wangari Maathai of Kenya. In 1977, she suggested rural women plant trees to address…

INDEPENDENT LENS | TULIA, TEXAS | Trailer | PBS

I produced this trailer for “Tulia, Texas” for the nationally televised series Independent Lens on PBS, which is produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). A lone undercover cop moves into a small farming town. By the end of the blazing summer of 1999, 46 people are arrested for selling cocain–nearly all of them African American. It was heralded as…

INDEPENDENT LENS | Helvetica | Trailer | PBS

I produced this trailer for “Helvetica” for the nationally televised series Independent Lens on PBS, which is produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). You can’t escape if you try — it’s on your computer, the subway, U.S. mailboxes, IRS tax forms, and spells out countless corporate logos from Target to Fendi. No doubt, Helvetica is the king of fonts.…

INDEPENDENT LENS | March Point | Trailer

I produced this trailer for “March Point” for the nationally televised series Independent Lens on PBS, which is produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). In the late 1950s, two oil refineries were built on March Point, an area that was once part of the Swinomish Reservation by treaty. MARCH POINT tells the story of three boys from the Swinomish…

INDEPENDENT LENS | Lioness | Trailer | PBS

I produced this trailer for “Lioness” for the nationally televised series Independent Lens on PBS, which is produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). They went to Iraq as cooks, clerks and mechanics and returned a year later as part of America’s first generation of female combat veterans. In LIONESS, Directors Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers give an intimate look…

INDEPENDENT LENS | Dinner with the President | Trailer | PBS

I produced this trailer for “Dinner with the President” for the nationally televised series Independent Lens on PBS, which is produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). Directors Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan sit down with former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, before he resigns from office, to address his ideas of a democratized society in their country. The directors engage…