• Independent Lens -- The Agony and the Ecstasy of Francesca Woodman
    The Agony and the Ecstasy of Francesca Woodman
    The Woodmans were a family of well-known artists bonded in their belief that ...
    The Woodmans were a family of well-known artists bonded in their belief that making art was the highest form of expression. For their daughter Francesca - one of the late 20th century's most ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Lioness - Preview
    Lioness - Preview
    Take an intimate look at war through the eyes of the first women in U.S. history ...
    Take an intimate look at war through the eyes of the first women in U.S. history sent into direct ground combat, despite a policy that bans them from doing so. 12/15/2011
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  • Independent Lens -- Girl Scout Troop Unites Daughters With Imprisoned Mothers
    Girl Scout Troop Unites Daughters With Imprisoned Mothers
    At the Gatesville Prison in Texas, a unique Girl Scout troop unites daughters ...
    At the Gatesville Prison in Texas, a unique Girl Scout troop unites daughters with mothers who have been convicted of serious crimes. Facing steep sentences from the courts and tough questions from ...
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  • Independent Lens -- We're the People Who Met the Pilgrims
    S13 E5: We're the People Who Met the Pilgrims
    We Still Live Here - As Nutayunean tells the remarkable story of the recent ...
    We Still Live Here - As Nutayunean tells the remarkable story of the recent cultural and linguistic revival of the Wampanoag tribe of Southeastern Massachusetts. Their ancestors ensured the survival ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Sign Language is Who I Am
    Sign Language is Who I Am
    Deaf Jam is the story of Aneta Brodski's discovery of American Sign Language ...
    Deaf Jam is the story of Aneta Brodski's discovery of American Sign Language Poetry while a student at the Lexington School for the Deaf in Queens, NY. Her enthusiasm and strong character lead her to ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Like an Emancipation Proclamation for the Disabled
    Like an Emancipation Proclamation for the Disabled
    Fred Fay survived a devastating spinal cord injury when he was only 16, and ...
    Fred Fay survived a devastating spinal cord injury when he was only 16, and turned his misfortune into a movement for equality. With a small group of dedicated activists, he spearheaded the disability ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Join the Club with Mary-Louise Parker
    Join the Club with Mary-Louise Parker
    Hey film fans, we're starting the Independent Lens documentary club this year ...
    Hey film fans, we're starting the Independent Lens documentary club this year and we really want you to join. It's free and easy! Just follow @IndependentLens on Twitter. We'll discuss another great ...
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  • Independent Lens -- A Family Reunion Unlike Any Other
    S13 E2: A Family Reunion Unlike Any Other
    JoEllen Marsh is 20 years old, and has never met her father. As she goes in ...
    JoEllen Marsh is 20 years old, and has never met her father. As she goes in search of her paternity, her path to Donor 150 becomes an exploration into identity and the complex permutations of family.
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  • Independent Lens -- Mary-Louise Parker to Host Independent Lens
    Mary-Louise Parker to Host Independent Lens
    The Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens is proud to announce that the ...
    The Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens is proud to announce that the multi-award winning actress Mary-Louise Parker will host the upcoming tenth anniversary season, premiering on Thursday, ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Independent Lens Launches Its Tenth Season
    Independent Lens Launches Its Tenth Season
    In 10 years, Independent Lens has brought more than 275 films to PBS. The ...
    In 10 years, Independent Lens has brought more than 275 films to PBS. The stories and storytellers we continue to champion make the series the most diverse on television. Our goal is to help viewers ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Beware Evildoers: Here Come the 99!
    S13 E1: Beware Evildoers: Here Come the 99!
    When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series based on the 99 virtues of ...
    When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.
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  • Independent Lens -- The Bravest Choice Is To Be Yourself
    S12 E25: The Bravest Choice Is To Be Yourself
    Two Spirits is the tragic story of a mother's loss of her son with a revealing ...
    Two Spirits is the tragic story of a mother's loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when the world wasn't simply divided into male and female, and many Native ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Geena Davis Talks About "Women and Girls Lead"
    Geena Davis Talks About "Women and Girls Lead"
    Oscar-winning actor Geena Davis helped launch ITVS's Women and Girls Lead ...
    Oscar-winning actor Geena Davis helped launch ITVS's Women and Girls Lead campaign at the PBS Annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, Davis discussed her own work on gender ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Turning Trash into Cash in Cairo
    S11 E22: Turning Trash into Cash in Cairo
    Welcome to the world's largest garbage village located on the outskirts of ...
    Welcome to the world's largest garbage village located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. The Zaballeen recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect--far more than other recycling initiatives. But now ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Shelbyville is Not Mayberry Anymore
    S12 E24: Shelbyville is Not Mayberry Anymore
    On the eve of the 2008 election, the town of Shelbyville, Tennessee finds itself ...
    On the eve of the 2008 election, the town of Shelbyville, Tennessee finds itself embroiled in a struggle to come to terms with a new wave of immigrants and grappling with what it means to be American. ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Got Bugs?
    Got Bugs?
    Beginning in the modern-day and working backward, this film explores the history ...
    Beginning in the modern-day and working backward, this film explores the history of Japan's love affair with bugs. Using insects like an anthropologist's toolkit, the film uncovers Japanese ...
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  • Independent Lens -- From Pampered Princess to Polarizing Politician
    S12 E22: From Pampered Princess to Polarizing Politician
    As the first Muslim woman elected to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani ...
    As the first Muslim woman elected to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. She evolved from a pampered ...
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  • Independent Lens -- A Mystery Unravels from a Reel of Film
    A Mystery Unravels from a Reel of Film
    This haunting film about a film examines a classic Nazi propaganda film used by ...
    This haunting film about a film examines a classic Nazi propaganda film used by historians for decades to provide insight into the realities of life in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. The recent discovery ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Oscar-Nominated Waste Land Premiering on PBS
    Oscar-Nominated Waste Land Premiering on PBS
    Waste Land, one of this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries, is coming to ...
    Waste Land, one of this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries, is coming to Independent Lens on April 19 at 10pm (check local listings). Brazilian artist Vik Muniz creates portraits of people using ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The Wunderkind of the Lower East Side
    The Wunderkind of the Lower East Side
    In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a wunderkind and a phenomenon. ...
    In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a wunderkind and a phenomenon. Discovered through his graffiti art in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side, he sold his first painting to Deborah Harry ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The Greatest Art You've Never Seen
    The Greatest Art You've Never Seen
    Back in the USSR, one man created a secret collection of suppressed ...
    Back in the USSR, one man created a secret collection of suppressed masterpieces. The Desert of Forbidden Art tells the incredible story of how one man -- Igor Savitsky -- stashed a treasure trove of ...
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