• Independent Lens -- Trailer | Pipe Dreams
    S21 E19: Trailer | Pipe Dreams
    Pipe Dreams challenges preconceived notions about an age-old instrument—the ...
    Pipe Dreams challenges preconceived notions about an age-old instrument—the pipe organ—while introducing viewers to a new generation of passionate, talented young organists in the intense lead up ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
    S21 E19: Trailer | Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
    A fiercely intelligent activist who became a wealthy recluse in her later years, ...
    A fiercely intelligent activist who became a wealthy recluse in her later years, Marion Stokes was dedicated to furthering and protecting the truth — so much so that she recorded American television ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Eating Up Easter
    S21 E17: Trailer | Eating Up Easter
    More than just a picture-perfect postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, or ...
    More than just a picture-perfect postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Directed by native Rapa Nui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, Eating Up ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Rewind
    S21 E8: Trailer | Rewind
    Made up of home video footage that reveals a long-kept secret, Sasha Joseph ...
    Made up of home video footage that reveals a long-kept secret, Sasha Joseph Neulinger’s Rewind is a brave and wrenching look at his childhood and his journey to reconcile his past. By probing the ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Jim Allison: Breakthrough
    S21 E16: Trailer | Jim Allison: Breakthrough
    The story of one warmhearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure ...
    The story of one warmhearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer, Jim Allison: Breakthrough is an homage to an unconventional superhero — a pioneering, harmonica-playing ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | The Hottest August
    S21 E15: Trailer | The Hottest August
    Brett Story’s critically acclaimed documentary The Hottest August raises the ...
    Brett Story’s critically acclaimed documentary The Hottest August raises the specter of climate change without ever mentioning it, spotlighting ordinary New Yorkers as they share their anxieties ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Bedlam
    S21 E14: Trailer | 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 ...
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  • Independent Lens -- One Child Nation - Trailer
    S21 E13: One Child Nation - Trailer
    After the birth of her first child, filmmaker Nanfu Wang returns to China to ...
    After the birth of her first child, filmmaker Nanfu Wang returns to China to speak with her family and explore the ripple effect of that country's devastating social experiment, the one-child policy. ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Always in Season
    S21 E12: Trailer | 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 ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | We Believe In Dinosaurs
    S21 E11: Trailer | We Believe In Dinosaurs
    In We Believe in Dinosaurs the Bible and science collide amid the battleground ...
    In We Believe in Dinosaurs the Bible and science collide amid the battleground of a Creation Museum and a $120 million Noah’s Ark-inspired theme park in rural Kentucky.
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Leftover Women
    S21 E10: Trailer | Leftover Women
    Leftover Women follows three successful Chinese women who, despite thriving ...
    Leftover Women follows three successful Chinese women who, despite thriving careers, are still labeled sheng nu, a derogatory term in China to describe educated, professional women in their mid-20s ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code
    S21 E9: Trailer | 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 ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | The First Rainbow Coalition
    S21 E6: Trailer | 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 ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Accept the Call
    S21 E7: Trailer | Accept the Call
    25 years after Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew ...
    25 years after Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minnesota — which has the largest population of Somalis in America — his worst fear is realized when his ...
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  • Independent Lens -- ATTLA | Trailer
    S21 E5: ATTLA | Trailer
    ATTLA tells the gripping story of George Attla, a charismatic Alaska Native ...
    ATTLA tells the gripping story of George Attla, a charismatic Alaska Native dogsled racer who, with one good leg and fierce determination, became a legendary sports hero in Northern communities around ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Conscience Point
    S21 E4: Trailer | Conscience Point
    Conscience Point tracks the fractured history of the Shinnecock tribe on Long ...
    Conscience Point tracks the fractured history of the Shinnecock tribe on Long Island alongside the spirited path of one Native woman determined to make a stand: activist Rebecca Hill-Genia who, ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | The Interpreters
    S21 E3: Trailer | 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 ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Decade of Fire
    S21 E2: Trailer | Decade of Fire
    Decade of Fire covers a shocking but untold piece of American urban history, ...
    Decade of Fire covers a shocking but untold piece of American urban history, when the South Bronx was on fire in the 1970s. Left unprotected by the city government, nearly a quarter-million people ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Made in Boise
    S21 E1: Trailer | Made in Boise
    In Boise, nurses, nail technicians, and stay-at-home mothers are choosing to ...
    In Boise, nurses, nail technicians, and stay-at-home mothers are choosing to become paid reproductive surrogates for people from around the world. Made in Boise offers a rare glimpse into this world ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Independent Lens 2019-2020 Season Promo
    Independent Lens 2019-2020 Season Promo
    "Want me to tell you a story?" Coming to PBS, America’s home for ...
    "Want me to tell you a story?" Coming to PBS, America’s home for documentaries, Independent Lens presents a new group of powerful, award-winning films that will thrust viewers into the heart of ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Trailer | Wrestle
    S20 E19: Trailer | Wrestle
    Wrestle goes inside the lives of four members of the high school wrestling team ...
    Wrestle goes inside the lives of four members of the high school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School--a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools. Teammates ...
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