Independent Television Service (ITVS) Presents Six Films in The at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival

December 18, 2001

(San Francisco, California) -The Independent Television Service (ITVS) weighs in at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival with a whopping five out of the 16 documentaries in competition and a lyrical short. These five documentaries reflect the diversity of American life in a global village, tackling issues ranging from gay fathers adopting kids; transracial adoption and a woman’s search for identity in Vietnam; the legacy of African American writer Ralph Ellison; the still unsolved sex murders of young women in Juarez, Mexico; to the aftermath of the brutal dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas, as seen through the eyes of its black and white residents.

Photographs and preview cassettes are available through ITVS or the Festival Press Office.

Contact: Nancy Fishman

At ITVS: 415.356.8383, x226

At Sundance: 510.290.0255 (cell)