The ITVS Indie Roundup

A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.

POV is drumming up excitement over the results of its “Greatest Documentaries of All Time” poll. Filmmakers are discussing the documentaries that mean the most to them, including Marshall Curry on Sherman’s March: “It pulled back the curtain on the filmmaking process and revealed the filmmaker not as a slick magician but as a human being trying to sort through the mess of life.”

Get excited! The lineup for Sundance 2013’s U.S. and World Documentary sections have been announced.

Before you rush to happy hour this Friday evening, learn the science behind how alcohol affects your brain in this upbeat animated short.

This looks promising: Looking@Democracy will give $100,000 in total awards to creative media pieces (films under three minutes) about “strengthening American democracy.” (via @Kartemquin)

Think you can learn history from feature films like Lincoln? Best to leave that to the documentaries, says history professor Gary Gutting.

Lucky New Yorkers! You always have the best events. At the American Museum of National History, the Margaret Mead Film Festival started yesterday, showcasing stories about underrepresented populations.

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