A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.
In honor of International Women’s Day yesterday, read about 10 maverick women in film.
Also, check out ITVS’s Women and Girls Lead online film festival, screening free documentaries throughout the month of March.
A sumptuous new photo and video narrative website launched this week. Edits Quarterly by Portland-based designer Ian Coyle defies the categories of magazine and website altogether. Please take a look (tip: scroll down with your mouse); (via Gizmodo).
Before there was StoryCorps, there was Sound Portraits. Check out their comprehensive archive of radio documentaries. (via @CDSduke).
Change is afoot. Corey Ford, a former FRONTLINE documentarian, has been named director of the Public Media Accelerator, an incubator funded by the Knight Foundation to drive innovation in journalism.
“We know [Socrates] was born in 469 BC and married to a famously shrewish woman called Xanthippe. When asked why he married her, he replied that a horse trainer had to practice on the most spirited of animals.” — Alain de Botton in his new documentary television series, Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness.
If you care about online educational resources, now is your chance to win $25,000. Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Foundations are launching a video competition called “Why Open Education Matters.” The deadline is June 5, 2012.
The Los Angeles Times published a video profile of a clockmaker this week. Shot beautifully in digital video, the profile offers an homage to an analog craft.
Find more Indie Roundup recommendations from the archives.