January 21, 2011

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The MASTERPIECE Video Diary Project Submissions | Inspired by “The Diary of Anne Frank” | PBS

April 2, 2010

Happy Good Friday!  Here’s a sneak peak of the broadcast promo that will be added to PBS airing of The Diary of Anne Frank on April 11th.  We hope you enjoy, and don’t forget to submit & spread the world about the MASTERPIECE Video Diary Open Call.

PBS — March 30, 2010 — http://lab.wgbh.org/masterpiece The Diary of Anne Frank on MASTERPIECE Classic, hosted by Laura Linney WGBH Open Call submissions period ends May 31 // We asked people inspired by Anne Frank’s diary to share their own stories. Here are some examples, which will be seen on PBS during the broadcast of “The Diary of Anne Frank” on Sunday, April 11.


Filmmaker In Residence Monika Navarro’s documentary “Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)” premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS

March 23, 2010

Filmmaker in Residence Alum Monika Navarro gets the opportunity to tell the story of the emotional journey of her uncle, a U.S. Military vet deported to Mexico, and uncovers the secrets of her family’s past in her new INDEPENDENT LENS documentary, “Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)”.

In 1999, two brothers were deported from the US to Mexico. Within two weeks, one of the brothers overdosed on heroin in a seedy Tijuana hotel room, his body unclaimed for two months in a mass grave. “Animas Perdidas” explores the family drama that unfolds from the lives of these two men, both raised in the US and veterans of the US military, who were deported from the only country they knew and had sworn to protect. Interviewing family members, and weaving together family photographs, letters, and verité footage, Navarro’s film explores larger questions of national identity, immigration, and U.S. border tensions as her family confronts its dark but resilient past.

“Animas Perdidas”; (Lost Souls) is Monika Navarro’s debut documentary feature, funded in part by an Emerging Artist’s Grant from the City of Ventura Council for the Humanities. Animas Perdidas was selected to screen at the 2006 IFP Market as a Work-in-Progress in the Spotlight on Documentaties. Monika is a first-generation Mexican-American and was raised in Ventura, California. She has lived and traveled in Mexico, and served as a youth delegate in 2000 with the Chiapas Media Project. Monika received her BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University in 2003, and currently lives in Massachusetts.

Congratulations to Monika!  We hope you will all tune in and watch her masterpiece.

To find out when “Lost Souls” is airing near you, please check PBS Schedule.  “Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)” is a co-production of ITVS in association with WGBH-Boston and LPB.

Lost Souls can be purchased at Shop PBS: Lost Souls
Lost Souls (Educational) can be purchased at Shop PBS: Lost Souls