A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.
Happy poetry month! Read about the “greatest poetry documentary of all time,” according to the Poetry Foundation: Ron Mann’s 1982 Poetry in Motion.
A new interactive documentary called Barcode is a carnival funhouse of films. Thirty filmmakers produced 100 docs about the objects that surround us, from brooms to lipstick. My favorite short follows subway riders engrossed in books with a voiceover of the lines they’re reading.
YouTube added a pay-per-view option for live streaming of events, which adds another funding platform to your arsenal.
The nominees for the Webby Awards were announced this week, including an entire category of Online Video/Film. Check out IDEO’s The Future of the Book, a video nominated in the Experimental & Weird category.
If you’re stumped about what release to watch this weekend, Indiewire reviewed twelve new indie films.
In 1946, two Columbia University anthropologists dismissed racism in a scientific pamphlet distributed to U.S. troops, and it was eventually adapted into a quirky animation called The Brotherhood of Man. Enjoy!