Now Showing > Medora

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings and curricula for films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. In 100 cities and online, community members come together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

Now Showing >A community beset by a crippled economy and dwindling population is the setting for this documentary following a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season. The team’s struggle to compete parallels the town’s own fight for survival.  Learn more >>

  • Medora

    Join an extracurricular activity

    Get your family involved with your local YMCA. Many chapters offer youth physical fitness activities as well as academic enrichment programs.

  • Medora

    Help end the drop out crisis

    Public TV stations across the U.S. are organizing events for the American Graduate campaign. Mobilize your school representatives, youth, parents, & businesses to participate.

  • Medora

    Check up on your school

    Has your school district been consolidated? Find out what evaluations are planned or have been done to assess the financial and educational results.

  • The Exhibition of Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali is a luminary global figure. He is considered the most recognizable athlete in the world. It can be argued that Ali has achieved this iconic global status for what he has done outside of the realm of boxing. Therefore, I sought to assemble original materials that presented Ali’s greatness as a boxer and emphasized his persona as a Muslim, husband, father and outspoken anti-Vietnam War protester.

    more »
  • In Loving Memory of Patrick Baroch

    We have lost a beloved colleague and a dear friend. Patrick Baroch, ITVS’s National Engagement Consultant in Seattle, passed away last week in Port Orchard, Washington.

    more »
  • Medora: Letter from the Filmmakers

    Medora, Indiana, is one of those tiny, rural towns where the factories have shut down, drugs have moved in, and things have grown dire. Its high school boys’ basketball team, the Medora Hornets, has also suffered, losing games by outrageous margins, and often finishing the season without a single win.

    more »
  • Letter from the Filmmaker: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

    The seed for The Trials of Muhammad Ali was planted some 20 years ago. I was a researcher working my first gig in documentary, a six-hour series on Ali’s life with boxing as the main attraction.

    more »
  • 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Muhammad Ali

    In honor of the star of next month’s Community Cinema feature, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali’s 72nd birthday, here are five little known facts about The Champ!

    more »