• Independent Lens -- Revenge of the Electric Car - Preview
    Revenge of the Electric Car - Preview
    Follow the race among major car-makers to make and market electric cars.
    Follow the race among major car-makers to make and market electric cars.
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  • Independent Lens -- Haiti's Best Known Band Keeps Hope Alive
    Haiti's Best Known Band Keeps Hope Alive
    For 60 years, Haiti's most popular band, Septentrional, has survived corrupt ...
    For 60 years, Haiti's most popular band, Septentrional, has survived corrupt governments, revolutions, natural disasters, extreme poverty, and national tragedy. Its joyous fusion of Cuban and Haitian ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey - Preview
    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey - Preview
    Discover the man behind the furry red monster named Elmo - puppeteer Kevin ...
    Discover the man behind the furry red monster named Elmo - puppeteer Kevin Clash. 4/9/2012
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  • Independent Lens -- Meet the Man Behind Elmo
    Meet the Man Behind Elmo
    Kevin Clash grew up dreaming of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim ...
    Kevin Clash grew up dreaming of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Today, he is the man behind Elmo, among Sesame Street's most beloved characters.
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  • Independent Lens -- For Lee Gorewitz, Living With Alzheimer's is an Odyssey
    S13 E16: For Lee Gorewitz, Living With Alzheimer's is an Odyssey
    Lee Gorewitz lives in a care facility for Alzheimer's patients, but she is not ...
    Lee Gorewitz lives in a care facility for Alzheimer's patients, but she is not simply waiting to die. She is full of curiosity and frustration, struggling to remember herself and make sense of a world ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Pushing the Elephant - Preview
    S12 E16: Pushing the Elephant - Preview
    Witness the reunion of a mother and daughter separated during the Congolese ...
    Witness the reunion of a mother and daughter separated during the Congolese civil war. 3/22/2012
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  • Independent Lens -- We Still Live Here - As Nutayunean (Preview)
    S13 E5: We Still Live Here - As Nutayunean (Preview)
    Witness the resurrection of the Wampanoag language more than a century after the ...
    Witness the resurrection of the Wampanoag language more than a century after the last native speaker died. 3/15/2012
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  • Independent Lens -- Bhutto - Preview
    S12 E22: Bhutto - Preview
    A portrait of one of the most fascinating and complex figures of our time, ...
    A portrait of one of the most fascinating and complex figures of our time, Bhutto is the epic tale of the life and tragic death of Benazir Bhutto, who broke the Islamic glass ceiling as the first ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Reinventing a South Bronx School
    S11 E18: Reinventing a South Bronx School
    In the first year of a South Bronx public high school, visionary rookie ...
    In the first year of a South Bronx public high school, visionary rookie principal Edward Tom leads teachers, students, and their parents in their biggest gamble yet.
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  • Independent Lens -- End Black History Month?
    S13 E15: End Black History Month?
    Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman sets off on a cross-country campaign to end ...
    Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman sets off on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. His insightful and humorous journey explores the complexity and contradictions of relegating an ...
    0:01:55
  • Independent Lens -- Looking Back at the Black Power Movement
    Looking Back at the Black Power Movement
    In the 1960s and 70s, Swedish filmmakers arrived in America to explore the Black ...
    In the 1960s and 70s, Swedish filmmakers arrived in America to explore the Black Power movement which the U.S. media saw as a violent threat. Thirty years later in the cellar of a Swedish television ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Black History is American History
    Black History is American History
    Black history is powerful, inspiring, and American. Join us in February as we ...
    Black history is powerful, inspiring, and American. Join us in February as we celebrate Black History Month on Independent Lens, where culture and diversity are featured all season long. Only on PBS.
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  • Independent Lens -- A Feminist Before the Term Was Invented
    S13 E13: A Feminist Before the Term Was Invented
    As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates ...
    As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. This film tells the story of her life and public support of nine black ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Free At Last - A Preview
    S13 E12: Free At Last - A Preview
    South Africans tell the story of the most important effort in the anti-apartheid ...
    South Africans tell the story of the most important effort in the anti-apartheid campaign of the 80's: the alliance that brought together freedom fighters in South Africa as never before. The UDF ...
    0:03:40
  • Independent Lens -- The Bottom Line - A Preview
    S13 E11: The Bottom Line - A Preview
    Boycotts and divestment campaigns bring the anti-apartheid movement into the ...
    Boycotts and divestment campaigns bring the anti-apartheid movement into the lives and communities of people around the world, helping everyday people understand and challenge Western economic support ...
    0:03:02
  • Independent Lens -- From Selma to Soweto - A Preview
    S13 E10: From Selma to Soweto - A Preview
    Long one of South Africa's most important and powerful allies, the United States ...
    Long one of South Africa's most important and powerful allies, the United States becomes a key battleground in the anti-apartheid movement as African Americans lead the charge to change the U.S. ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The African National Congress Turns 100
    The African National Congress Turns 100
    Host Mary-Louise Parker recognizes the 100th Anniversary of the African National ...
    Host Mary-Louise Parker recognizes the 100th Anniversary of the African National Congress and promotes the Independent Lens film Have You Heard from Johannesburg. The five-part series by Connie Field ...
    0:00:38
  • Independent Lens -- Road to Resistance - A Preview
    S13 E8: Road to Resistance - A Preview
    In 1948, South Africa implements a rigid, racist system of laws called apartheid ...
    In 1948, South Africa implements a rigid, racist system of laws called apartheid to segregate its people in every aspect of life. The black majority in South Africa, led by the African National ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The New Generation - A Preview
    S13 E9: The New Generation - A Preview
    It is youth, both inside and outside, who next join the growing movement against ...
    It is youth, both inside and outside, who next join the growing movement against apartheid. Oliver Tambo returns to the United Nations to try to convince them to sanction South Africa. His efforts ...
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  • Independent Lens -- A Landmark Series on the Anti-Apartheid Movement
    S13 E8: A Landmark Series on the Anti-Apartheid Movement
    This 5-part series, airing over three weeks, chronicles the unprecedented ...
    This 5-part series, airing over three weeks, chronicles the unprecedented international movement of citizen activists who fought for three decades to bring down the brutal, racist system of apartheid ...
    0:00:34
  • Independent Lens -- Saving the Nation's Family Pictures
    Saving the Nation's Family Pictures
    The National Film Registry is an eclectic collection of films that typify ...
    The National Film Registry is an eclectic collection of films that typify cinema's contributions to American culture. It is a growing roll call of national cultural and artistic treasures that reflect ...
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