• Independent Lens -- Pushing the Elephant - Preview
    S12 E16: Pushing the Elephant - Preview
    When civil war came to Rose's Congolese village, she was separated from her ...
    When civil war came to Rose's Congolese village, she was separated from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Rose Mapendo managed to escape with nine of her 10 children and was eventually resettled ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Wangari Maathai Sees the Forest for the Trees
    S10 E19: Wangari Maathai Sees the Forest for the Trees
    How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? ...
    How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Ask Wangari Maathai of Kenya. In 1977, she suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a ...
    0:03:04
  • Independent Lens -- Celebrate the Power of Sisterhood
    Celebrate the Power of Sisterhood
    There has never been a better time to shine a light on stories of women creating ...
    There has never been a better time to shine a light on stories of women creating change around the world. Around the globe courageous and powerful women are standing up and speaking out for equality ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Hamptons Squalor to Broadway Splendor
    S10 E9: Hamptons Squalor to Broadway Splendor
    How did two women living in unimaginable squalor and total isolation become ...
    How did two women living in unimaginable squalor and total isolation become legendary icons? And how did their gothic story end up as, of all things, a Broadway musical?
    0:02:05
  • Independent Lens -- Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story - Promo
    S12 E15: Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story - Promo
    In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for murder. There was no question that a ...
    In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for murder. There was no question that a 43-year-old man is dead and that she killed him. What mystified filmmaker Daniel Birman was just how common violence among ...
    0:00:28
  • Independent Lens -- William S. Burroughs - Promo
    William S. Burroughs - Promo
    An iconoclast who himself became an icon, William Burroughs explored the outer ...
    An iconoclast who himself became an icon, William Burroughs explored the outer boundaries of culture and identity in the 1950s. His work was vilified by conservatives and banned by the U.S. ...
    0:00:28
  • Independent Lens -- The Life and Times of America's First Shock Jock
    S10 E13: The Life and Times of America's First Shock Jock
    February 15, 2011 - Encore presentation - Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey ...
    February 15, 2011 - Encore presentation - Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene. He gave voice to the unheard - speaking truth to power on his raw and uncensored TV and radio programs. His ...
    0:00:31
  • Independent Lens -- When I Rise - Promo
    S12 E13: When I Rise - Promo
    In 1957, Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student found ...
    In 1957, Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student found herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of ...
    0:00:27
  • Independent Lens -- For Once in My Life - Trailer
    S12 E12: For Once in My Life - Trailer
    Made up of 29 musicians and singers who all have severe mental and physical ...
    Made up of 29 musicians and singers who all have severe mental and physical disabilities, the Spirit of Goodwill Band is a raucous home away from home where members are free to display their talent, ...
    0:00:28
  • Independent Lens -- Herb & Dorothy - Trailer
    Herb & Dorothy - Trailer
    He was a postal clerk. She was a librarian. With modest means, this couple ...
    He was a postal clerk. She was a librarian. With modest means, this couple managed to build one of the most important modern art collections in history. Meet Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, whose shared ...
    0:02:33
  • Independent Lens -- Between the Folds - Trailer
    S11 E8: Between the Folds - Trailer
    Think origami is just paper planes and cranes? Meet a determined group of ...
    Think origami is just paper planes and cranes? Meet a determined group of theoretical scientists and fine artists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at graduate degrees to forge new lives as ...
    0:02:03
  • Independent Lens -- Children of Haiti - Trailer
    S12 E11: Children of Haiti - Trailer
    In the midst of Haiti's lush mountains and historical relics is an epidemic of ...
    In the midst of Haiti's lush mountains and historical relics is an epidemic of over 500,000 orphan children who wander the streets day and night. Known as the "soulless" and forgotten by their own ...
    0:04:36
  • Independent Lens -- 2011 Spring Showcase - Preview
    S12 E10: 2011 Spring Showcase - Preview
    A remarkable array of films has been unveiled for the second half of the ...
    A remarkable array of films has been unveiled for the second half of the 2010-2011 season. Check out our program guide to see what awaits you beginning January 4, 2011.
    0:03:12
  • Independent Lens -- Men Who Swim - Trailer
    S12 E10: Men Who Swim - Trailer
    In the midst of a mid-life crisis, filmmaker Dylan Williams tries to cheer ...
    In the midst of a mid-life crisis, filmmaker Dylan Williams tries to cheer himself up by joining an all-male synchronized swim team. He discovers a dozen other men struggling with the indignities of ...
    0:01:53
  • Independent Lens -- The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - Trailer
    The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - Trailer
    THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL tells the true story of a bohemian St. ...
    THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL tells the true story of a bohemian St. Francis and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red and green parrots. Former street musician and San Francisco ...
    0:02:00
  • Independent Lens -- The Calling - Trailer
    S12 E8: The Calling - Trailer
    A behind-the-scenes look at young Americans -- Christian, Jewish, Catholic, and ...
    A behind-the-scenes look at young Americans -- Christian, Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim -- preparing to become the nation's next generation of religious leaders, The Calling follows their ...
    0:03:09
  • Independent Lens -- 45365 - Trailer
    45365 - Trailer
    From the patrol car to the courtroom, the playground to the nursing home, this ...
    From the patrol car to the courtroom, the playground to the nursing home, this film explores relationships and interactions with and between people in one small town. The stories of a father and son, ...
    0:00:26
  • Independent Lens -- Dirt! The Movie - Promo
    Dirt! The Movie - Promo
    Industrial farming, mining and urban development have endangered soil and ...
    Industrial farming, mining and urban development have endangered soil and resulted in cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change. How can humans reconnect to dirt -- the living skin ...
    0:01:45
  • Independent Lens -- Copyright Criminals - Trailer
    S11 E11: Copyright Criminals - Trailer
    Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical ...
    Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and (of course) money. The film traces the ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Deep Down - Trailer
    S12 E6: Deep Down - Trailer
    Beverly May and Terry Ratliff grew up on opposite sides of a mountain ridge in ...
    Beverly May and Terry Ratliff grew up on opposite sides of a mountain ridge in eastern Kentucky, where coal is king. But, when a mountaintop removal coal mine encroaches on their town, the two find ...
    0:00:41
  • Independent Lens -- El caso Longoria - Clip promocional
    El caso Longoria - Clip promocional
    En Texas depues de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando una funeraria niega velar a ...
    En Texas depues de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando una funeraria niega velar a un soldado mexicano-americano "porque a los blancos no les gustaria", la indignacion del pais favorece el nacimiento de ...
    0:00:27