• Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: The Waiting Room
    Coming to Independent Lens: The Waiting Room
    The Waiting Room is a cinema verité portrait of one California city's public ...
    The Waiting Room is a cinema verité portrait of one California city's public safety-net hospital as it struggles to handle patient overload in a swooning economy and a constantly shifting landscape ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Don't Stop Believin' - Preview
    S14 E18: Don't Stop Believin' - Preview
    Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey follows the real life rock ‘n’ roll ...
    Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey follows the real life rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Get Ready for a New Season of Independent Lens
    Get Ready for a New Season of Independent Lens
    Independent Lens launches its 12th season on PBS with a lineup of 23 remarkable ...
    Independent Lens launches its 12th season on PBS with a lineup of 23 remarkable documentaries from both new and established filmmakers. The season opener on Monday, September 30 is Don’t Stop ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: Don't Stop Believin'
    Coming to Independent Lens: Don't Stop Believin'
    Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey follows the real life rock ‘n’ roll ...
    Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey follows the real life rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band ...
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  • Independent Lens -- What is Community Cinema?
    What is Community Cinema?
    Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free ...
    Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings and curricula for films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. In 100 cities and online, ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: The Revolutionary Optimists
    Coming to Independent Lens: The Revolutionary Optimists
    Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sewn hope in the poorest ...
    Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sewn hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: Sundance Award Winner Detropia
    S14 E15: Coming to Independent Lens: Sundance Award Winner Detropia
    Can the Motor City rise from its ashes? There is a growing feeling that as ...
    Can the Motor City rise from its ashes? There is a growing feeling that as Detroit goes, so goes the nation. This film tells the dramatic story of a city and its most innovative people who refuse to ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The Invisible War Influences Military Policy Changes
    The Invisible War Influences Military Policy Changes
    Who says a documentary can't create change? The Invisible War is a ...
    Who says a documentary can't create change? The Invisible War is a groundbreaking, Oscar-nominated documentary about rape within the U.S. military that has catalyzed the conversation over what needs ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The Invisible War Nominated for Academy Award
    The Invisible War Nominated for Academy Award
    PBS congratulates the filmmakers of The Invisible War nominated for an Academy ...
    PBS congratulates the filmmakers of The Invisible War nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Compelling, powerful, and part of the national converation about U.S. military service, The ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: The Invisible War
    Coming to Independent Lens: The Invisible War
    The most shameful and best-kept secret in the U.S. Military? The epidemic of ...
    The most shameful and best-kept secret in the U.S. Military? The epidemic of rape and sexual assault within the ranks. An American female soldier in a combat zone is more likely to be raped by a ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: Seeking Asian Female
    S14 E14: Coming to Independent Lens: Seeking Asian Female
    Two strangers — an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman — pursue a ...
    Two strangers — an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman — pursue a marriage brokered through the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: The Undocumented
    S14 E13: Coming to Independent Lens: The Undocumented
    Border Patrol agents, Native Americans, smugglers, ranchers, retirees and ...
    Border Patrol agents, Native Americans, smugglers, ranchers, retirees and Samaritans form a constellation of people engaged with the Arizona/Mexico border on a daily basis—policing it, inhabiting ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming to Independent Lens: The Island President
    Coming to Independent Lens: The Island President
    See the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a ...
    See the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced - the literal survival of his country and everyone in it, as ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Gloria Steinem on Wonder Woman
    S14 E11: Gloria Steinem on Wonder Woman
    Iconic activist, Gloria Steinem, is featured in the upcoming Independent Lens ...
    Iconic activist, Gloria Steinem, is featured in the upcoming Independent Lens film, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, which traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. In ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Coming Soon to Independent Lens: Wonder Women!
    Coming Soon to Independent Lens: Wonder Women!
    Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating ...
    Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The House I Live In Takes a Hard Look at The War on Drugs
    The House I Live In Takes a Hard Look at The War on Drugs
    From director Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) comes an unflinching look at how the ...
    From director Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) comes an unflinching look at how the War on Drugs has disproportionately disenfranchised, incarcerated, and impoverished African Americans.
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  • Independent Lens -- Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei's Muse is His Conscience
    Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei's Muse is His Conscience
    Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the ...
    Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the modern era. But at heart, he is a troublemaker who challenges the government with rebellious and irreverent gestures. ...
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  • Independent Lens -- The Powerbroker - Preview
    S14 E8: The Powerbroker - Preview
    Follow Whitney Young’s journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the ...
    Follow Whitney Young’s journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. 8/27/2013
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  • Independent Lens -- Spotlight on Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young, Jr.
    S14 E8: Spotlight on Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young, Jr.
    Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated - and controversial - ...
    Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated - and controversial - leaders of the civil rights era. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Witness a Texas Showdown Over Teaching Standards
    S14 E7: Witness a Texas Showdown Over Teaching Standards
    Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education ...
    Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrites the teaching and textbook standards for its nearly five million schoolchildren. When an unabashed creationist seeks ...
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  • Independent Lens -- Beauty Is Embarrassing - Preview
    S14 E6: Beauty Is Embarrassing - Preview
    Enter the world of artist Wayne White, an iconic auteur of the weird, the silly ...
    Enter the world of artist Wayne White, an iconic auteur of the weird, the silly and the joyfully absurd.
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