• Independent Lens -- American Nomads Short Film
    American Nomads Short Film
    As the cost of living rises across the United States, so too is the number of ...
    As the cost of living rises across the United States, so too is the number of people who dwell in their vehicles. Some travel looking for work and to fulfill their American Dream. Others are simply ...
    Air Date 1/11/2021
    0:16:29
  • Independent Lens -- A Day in the Life of America
    S22 E6: A Day in the Life of America
    Director Jared Leto crafts a sweeping yet intimate cross-section of America shot ...
    Director Jared Leto crafts a sweeping yet intimate cross-section of America shot on a single July 4th in 2017 with 92 film crews fanning out across each of the United States and Puerto Rico to capture ...
    Air Date 1/11/2021
    1:09:28
  • Independent Lens -- A Woman's Work
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    S22 E5: A Woman's Work
    A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem sheds light on the continued ...
    A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem sheds light on the continued fight to end the gender pay gap prevalent throughout the National Football League, chronicling the journeys of ...
    Air Date 1/4/2021
    0:55:36
  • Independent Lens -- Jonathan Scott's Power Trip
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    S22 E3: Jonathan Scott's Power Trip
    In Jonathan Scott's Power Trip, the HGTV home makeover guru shines a light on ...
    In Jonathan Scott's Power Trip, the HGTV home makeover guru shines a light on the obstacles and opportunities for America’s solar industry, following fossil fuel monopolies that halt the growth of ...
    Air Date 11/16/2020
    1:23:01
  • Independent Lens -- Dawnland
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    S20 E2: Dawnland
    Dawnland reveals the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the United ...
    Dawnland reveals the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the United States through the first government-endorsed truth and reconciliation commission in the nation, tasked with investigating ...
    Air Date 11/6/2020
    0:56:11
  • Independent Lens -- Represent
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    S22 E2: Represent
    Represent follows three women running for office in the heart of the Midwest ...
    Represent follows three women running for office in the heart of the Midwest leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, as they take on entrenched local political networks and fight to reshape politics ...
    Air Date 10/26/2020
    1:25:56
  • Independent Lens -- Feels Good Man
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    S22 E1: Feels Good Man
    Feels Good Man is the story of how artist Matt Furie, creator of a once-benign ...
    Feels Good Man is the story of how artist Matt Furie, creator of a once-benign comic character named Pepe the Frog, fought an uphill battle to reclaim his iconic creation from those who turned it into ...
    Air Date 10/19/2020
    1:24:55
  • Independent Lens -- Bedlam
    S21 E13: Bedlam
    Shot over the course of five years, Bedlam examines the mental health crisis ...
    Shot over the course of five years, Bedlam examines the mental health crisis through intimate stories of those people who are in-and-out of overwhelmed and under-resourced psych emergency rooms, jails ...
    Air Date 10/1/2020
    1:25:45
  • Independent Lens -- Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 2
    Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 2
    The Brodie brothers reunite with an old acquaintance named Orville, a local ...
    The Brodie brothers reunite with an old acquaintance named Orville, a local jack-of-all-trades (DJ, beekeeper, driver, you name it) who has taken up driving an unregistered taxi as a supplemental ...
    Air Date 9/21/2020
    0:11:56
  • Independent Lens -- Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 1
    Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 1
    Twin brothers Don and Ron Brodie travel to Jamaica to reconnect with their ...
    Twin brothers Don and Ron Brodie travel to Jamaica to reconnect with their roots, with first stop the bustling city of Kingston. While all-night dancehall parties are a main attraction for tourists ...
    Air Date 9/21/2020
    0:10:37
  • Independent Lens -- Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 3
    Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 3
    With help and inspiration from experienced Jamaican taxi drivers Dean and Stacy ...
    With help and inspiration from experienced Jamaican taxi drivers Dean and Stacy (one of the first female drivers they've met in Kingston) the Brodie brothers explore the possibilities of running a ...
    Air Date 9/21/2020
    0:11:57
  • Independent Lens -- Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 4
    Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 4
    With their parents' own immigrant journey from Jamaica to America in mind, the ...
    With their parents' own immigrant journey from Jamaica to America in mind, the Brodie brothers travel through the heart of Jamaica, to Mandeville and Montego Bay, in hopes of better understanding ...
    Air Date 9/21/2020
    0:12:44
  • Independent Lens -- The Interpreters
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    S21 E3: The Interpreters
    The Interpreters is a poignant but tense portrayal of a very human and ...
    The Interpreters is a poignant but tense portrayal of a very human and high-stakes side of war's aftermath, the story of how Afghan and Iraqi interpreters risked their lives aiding American ...
    Air Date 9/1/2020
    0:56:00
  • Independent Lens -- Blood Brother
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    S15 E9: Blood Brother
    An intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, who traveled to India as a disillusioned ...
    An intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, who traveled to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children with HIV living at an AIDS hostel, a place of unspeakable hardship, he decided to ...
    Air Date 9/1/2020
    1:26:49
  • Independent Lens -- Peace Officer
    S17 E16: Peace Officer
    Meet Dub Lawrence, a crusading former sheriff whose investigations highlight ...
    Meet Dub Lawrence, a crusading former sheriff whose investigations highlight increasingly militarized state of American police. Dub established Utah’s first SWAT team, only to see that same unit ...
    Air Date 8/8/2020
    1:25:32
  • Independent Lens -- Happiness
    S16 E5: Happiness
    A 9-year-old monk has never before left his Bhutanese village perched high in ...
    A 9-year-old monk has never before left his Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas, where the nearest road is a three-day walk. When connected to electricity for the first time, he treks to ...
    Air Date 8/7/2020
    0:56:02
  • Independent Lens -- Waste Land
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    S12 E19: Waste Land
    Artist Vik Muniz visits the world’s largest landfill to create portraits of ...
    Artist Vik Muniz visits the world’s largest landfill to create portraits of catadores — garbage pickers — from the material they collect.
    Air Date 8/6/2020
    1:26:46
  • Independent Lens -- T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold
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    S17 E20: T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold
    Flint, Michigan’s Claressa "T-Rex" Shields won a Gold Medal in 2012, the first ...
    Flint, Michigan’s Claressa "T-Rex" Shields won a Gold Medal in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics. T-Rex is a coming-of-age tale of a girl who learns that in Flint, a ...
    Air Date 8/1/2020
    1:25:12
  • Independent Lens -- The First Rainbow Coalition
    S21 E7: The First Rainbow Coalition
    In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party formed alliances across ethnic and ...
    In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party formed alliances across ethnic and racial lines with other community-based movements in the city, including Latino group the Young Lords and southern whites ...
    Air Date 7/8/2020
    0:56:05
  • Independent Lens -- Always in Season
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    S21 E11: Always in Season
    Always in Season follows the tragedy of African American teenager Lennon Lacy, ...
    Always in Season follows the tragedy of African American teenager Lennon Lacy, who in August 2014, was found hanging from a swing set in North Carolina. His death was ruled a suicide, but Lennon’s ...
    Air Date 7/5/2020
    1:25:45
  • Independent Lens -- Cooked: Survival by Zip Code
    S21 E8: Cooked: Survival by Zip Code
    Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of the tragic 1995 Chicago ...
    Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of the tragic 1995 Chicago heatwave, the most traumatic in U.S. history, in which 739 citizens died over the course of just a single week, most of them ...
    Air Date 7/5/2020
    0:56:05