Two Towns of Jasper

PBS Premiere: Jan. 22, 2003Check the broadcast schedule »


The 2002 Pan African Film Festival - Outstanding Documentary Award
The 2002 Full Frame/Doubletake Film Festival Center for Documentary Studies Award
Toronto Hot Docs - Silver Award for Best International Documentary

Directors and Producers
Whitney Dow and Marco Williams

Jennifer Latham, Steven Miller

Steven Miller and Jonathan Weaver

Melissa Neidich


Two Towns of Jasper was produced in association with the Independent Television Service with funds provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Unique in American Public Television, ITVS was established by Congress, "to fund and promote programming that involves creative risks and addresses the needs of underserved audiences," while granting artistic control to independent producers. ITVS has funded more than 350 single programs and limited series for public television. Many of these ITVS programs have been featured on POV, including Sundance Audience Award Winner Scout's Honor by Tom Shepard, Peabody Award Winner A Healthy Baby Girl by Judith Helfand and Emmy Award Winner Nobody's Business by Alan Berliner.

NBPC is a non-profit media service organization devoted to the production, distribution, and promotion of diverse films and videos about African Americans and the experiences of the African Diaspora.

NBPC funds, commissions, acquires and awards talented makers of quality African American film and video projects. Selected programs reflect a variety of subjects and production styles. Projects unlikely to appear on the big Hollywood screen are encouraged, especially those which offer a more realistic, historically accurate, diverse, and non-stereotypical picture of the Black World. NBPC funds every phase of the production process -- i.e., research and development, production, post-production and outreach. Film and video projects that are selected present Black people in primary roles, in front of and/or behind the camera. Since 1979, NBPC has provided more than five million dollars in grants to both independent and station-based producers.