• Independent Lens -- East of Salinas - Trailer
    S17 E4: East of Salinas - Trailer
    Born in Mexico but living in Salinas, California, 3rd-grader Jose loves school. ...
    Born in Mexico but living in Salinas, California, 3rd-grader Jose loves school. With little support at home, he turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, who like Jose was born the son of migrant farm ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Mimi and Dona - Trailer
    S17 E3: Mimi and Dona - Trailer
    What happens when love runs out of time? For 92-year-old Mimi, who has spent ...
    What happens when love runs out of time? For 92-year-old Mimi, who has spent much of her life caring for 64-year-old Dona, her daughter with an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable ...
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  • Independent Lens -- India’s Daughter - Trailer
    S17 E2: India’s Daughter - Trailer
    The story of the brutal gang rape and murder in Delhi of 23-year-old medical ...
    The story of the brutal gang rape and murder in Delhi of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh, which sparked outrage and protests in India, a country beset by extreme poverty and gender inequality.
  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens in 2015/16
    Coming to Independent Lens in 2015/16
    This season Independent Lens presents a new group of award-winning films that ...
    This season Independent Lens presents a new group of award-winning films that will thrust viewers into the heart of conversations tackling everything from faith to family, gun violence to race ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Stray Dog - Trailer
    Stray Dog - Trailer
    From the director of the Oscar-nominated Winter’s Bone comes this portrait of ...
    From the director of the Oscar-nominated Winter’s Bone comes this portrait of a motorcycle-riding Vietnam veteran. There’s much more to Ron “Stray Dog” Hall than meets the eye; behind the ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Independent Lens Awards Reel
    Independent Lens Awards Reel
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  • Independent Lens -- What Is Indie Lens Pop-Up?
    What Is Indie Lens Pop-Up?
    Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film ...
    Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution (Theatrical)
    The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution (Theatrical)
    New film by acclaimed documentarian Stanley Nelson about the rise and fall of ...
    New film by acclaimed documentarian Stanley Nelson about the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party.
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens Online: In the Shadow of Ebola
    Coming to Independent Lens Online: In the Shadow of Ebola
    In the Shadow of Ebola is an online short documentary about an African ...
    In the Shadow of Ebola is an online short documentary about an African family’s tense experience during West African Ebola outbreak. This intimate film brings us on Emmanuel’s journey as he ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: Limited Partnership
    S16 E17: Coming to Independent Lens: Limited Partnership
    Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a ...
    Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: 1971
    S16 E16: Coming to Independent Lens: 1971
    On March 8, 1971, a group of citizens broke into a small FBI office in ...
    On March 8, 1971, a group of citizens broke into a small FBI office in Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the public. Their actions exposed the FBI's illegal surveillance program of ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming Soon to Independent Lens: Born to Fly
    S16 E15: Coming Soon to Independent Lens: Born to Fly
    Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of choreographer ...
    Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of choreographer and “extreme action architect“ Elizabeth Streb’s more than 30 years of movement philosophy. The film culminates ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: Kumu Hina
    S16 E14: Coming to Independent Lens: Kumu Hina
    Hina, a native Hawai'ian mahu (transgender) teacher, uses traditional culture to ...
    Hina, a native Hawai'ian mahu (transgender) teacher, uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school's all-male hula troupe. Despite her success as a teacher, ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens Online: After the Storm
    Coming to Independent Lens Online: After the Storm
    After the Storm is an interactive documentary that tells the first-person story ...
    After the Storm is an interactive documentary that tells the first-person story of what happens in the wake of a devastating tornado that ripped through central Alabama in 2011. Written as a letter to ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: The Great Invisible
    S16 E13: Coming to Independent Lens: The Great Invisible
    In 2010, the Gulf Coast was devastated by the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. ...
    In 2010, the Gulf Coast was devastated by the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 and dumping 210 million gallons of oil into the sea. In ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: The Homestretch
    S16 E12: Coming to Independent Lens: The Homestretch
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: Little Hope Was Arson
    S16 E11: Coming to Independent Lens: Little Hope Was Arson
    January 2010: In the “buckle of the Bible Belt,” 10 churches burn to the ...
    January 2010: In the “buckle of the Bible Belt,” 10 churches burn to the ground in just over a month, igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history. No stone is left unturned, ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming Soon to Independent Lens: Little White Lie
    S16 E10: Coming Soon to Independent Lens: Little White Lie
    Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up in a typical upper middle class Jewish ...
    Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up in a typical upper middle class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with a strong sense of her identity. But after her parents split apart, she begins to piece together ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: The Homestretch
    S16 E12: Coming to Independent Lens: The Homestretch
    Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life ...
    Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against the odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: American Denial
    S16 E9: Coming to Independent Lens: American Denial
    In the wake of recent events that have sparked a national dialogue on race ...
    In the wake of recent events that have sparked a national dialogue on race dynamics, American Denial explores the impact of unconscious biases around race and class, using Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: Through a Lens Darkly
    S16 E8: Coming to Independent Lens: Through a Lens Darkly
    Illustrating the power photography had and still has in shaping America’s ...
    Illustrating the power photography had and still has in shaping America’s views of race, Through a Lens Darkly traces 170 years of history -- from daguerreotypes in the days of slavery to more ...
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