• Independent Lens -- No Man's Land - Trailer
    S19 E17: No Man's Land - Trailer
    With unfettered access, filmmaker David Byars gives a detailed, on-the-ground ...
    With unfettered access, filmmaker David Byars gives a detailed, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protesters occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal ...
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  • Independent Lens -- True Conviction - Trailer
    S19 E19: True Conviction - Trailer
    After serving a combined 60 years in prison for crimes they did not commit, ...
    After serving a combined 60 years in prison for crimes they did not commit, three recently exonerated Texans join forces to form an unlikely investigative team, on a mission to help wrongfully ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky - Trailer
    S19 E16: Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky - Trailer
    Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky is a portrait of the changing landscapes ...
    Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America through the voice of writer, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry. Centered in his ...
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  • Independent Lens -- What Lies Upstream - Trailer
    S19 E15: What Lies Upstream - Trailer
    In the unsetting exposé What Lies Upstream, investigative filmmaker Cullen ...
    In the unsetting exposé What Lies Upstream, investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to study the unprecedented loss of clean water for over 300,000 Americans in the 2014 Elk ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The Art of the Shine - Trailer
    S19 E14: The Art of the Shine - Trailer
    For the "shiners" in the joyous and quirky film The Art of the Shine, shining ...
    For the "shiners" in the joyous and quirky film The Art of the Shine, shining shoes is a calling and a passion, a way to be one’s own boss and connect with other people from all walks of life. From ...
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  • Independent Lens -- When God Sleeps - Trailer
    S19 E13: When God Sleeps - Trailer
    When God Sleeps is the story of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi's stand for ...
    When God Sleeps is the story of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi's stand for freedom of expression, after he was forced into hiding when hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death, incensed by a rap ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Dolores - Trailer
    S19 E12: Dolores - Trailer
    With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of ...
    With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Rat Film - Trailer
    S19 E10: Rat Film - Trailer
    In his critically-acclaimed directorial debut, Theo Anthony uses the rat to ...
    In his critically-acclaimed directorial debut, Theo Anthony uses the rat to burrow into the dark, complicated history of Baltimore. A unique blend of history, science and sci-fi, poetry and ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Tell Them We Are Rising - Trailer
    S19 E11: Tell Them We Are Rising - Trailer
    The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities ...
    The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Winnie - Trailer
    S19 E9: Winnie - Trailer
    One of the more misunderstood and intriguing contemporary female political ...
    One of the more misunderstood and intriguing contemporary female political figures, Winnie Mandela's rise and seeming fall from grace bear the hallmarks of epic tragedy. Winnie explores her life and ...
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  • Independent Lens -- I Am Another You - Trailer
    S19 E8: I Am Another You - Trailer
    When traveling in Florida, Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang encountered Dylan, a ...
    When traveling in Florida, Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang encountered Dylan, a charismatic young drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family for a life of intentional homelessness. Fascinated ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The Force - Trailer
    S19 E7: The Force - Trailer
    At a powder keg moment in American policing, The Force presents a ...
    At a powder keg moment in American policing, The Force presents a fly-on-the-wall look deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a ...
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  • Independent Lens -- I Am Not Your Negro - Trailer
    S19 E6: I Am Not Your Negro - Trailer
    The Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never ...
    The Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Unrest - Trailer
    S19 E5: Unrest - Trailer
    Jennifer Brea was a Harvard PhD student soon to be engaged when she was struck ...
    Jennifer Brea was a Harvard PhD student soon to be engaged when she was struck down by a mysterious fever that left her bedridden. When doctors told her it was "all in her head," her response was to ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin - Trailer
    S19 E4: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin - Trailer
    The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin examines the life and work of one of the ...
    The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin examines the life and work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Supergirl
    S19 E3: Supergirl
    Naomi Kutin seems a typical Orthodox Jewish preteen from New Jersey, until her ...
    Naomi Kutin seems a typical Orthodox Jewish preteen from New Jersey, until her extraordinary talent — breaking world powerlifting records — turns her into an international phenomenon and ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Shadow World - Trailer
    S19 E2: Shadow World - Trailer
    Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade, the only ...
    Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade, the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. Based on Andrew Feinstein's acclaimed book ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Chasing Trane - Trailer
    S19 E1: Chasing Trane - Trailer
    Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing ...
    Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. The film is the definitive look at the ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Independent Lens 2017-2018 Season - Trailer
    Independent Lens 2017-2018 Season - Trailer
    Independent Lens returns November 6 for its 2017-18 season, premiering with ...
    Independent Lens returns November 6 for its 2017-18 season, premiering with Chasing Trane, a portrait of jazz great John Coltrane. Other highlights include the Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro; The ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Real Boy - Trailer
    S18 E20: Real Boy - Trailer
    A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the ...
    A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Farmer/Veteran - Trailer
    S18 E19: Farmer/Veteran - Trailer
    Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a ...
    Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. Farmer/Veteran shows Alex diving into life ...
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