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Independent Lens Announces New Fall Slate

Independent Lens officially announces our new slate of films scheduled to air in the fall 2014 on PBS. The series will take viewers around the globe to explore fascinating human stories in documentaries from the U.S., Norway, Japan, Bhutan, and India. Hope you’ll travel with us.


Independent Lens Statement on Somaly Mam

Due to the questions that have recently been raised regarding Somaly Mam, one of the women featured in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, PBS has stopped offering to public television stations episode one of Half the Sky, which included Ms. Mam. As Newsweek reported on May 21, 2014, elements of Mam’s personal history are under investigation. On June 7, Nicholas … READ MORE

Which Film Will Be This Season’s Audience Favorite? It’s Up to You!

Statues, laurels, trophies, medals, plaques, certificates … there are plenty of awards to be won in the film business, but there is only ONE Independent Lens Audience Award, honoring our fans’ favorite film of the season. Like audience awards at the great film festivals, filmmakers especially treasure our audience award because it is an expression … READ MORE

Wonder Women! Inspires Wonder City Game

Originally posted on Beyond the Box. Wonder City has been developed as companion game to the PBS documentary feature, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. While the film encourages young audiences to explore pop cultural history as a means of thinking critically, the Wonder City game aims to change how we visualize power and gender. We … READ MORE

Looking for a Sci-Fi Fix? Don’t Panic! FUTURESTATES Season 4 Premieres Today

Starting today, the fourth season of FUTURESTATES — public media’s #1 online series of independently-produced, socially conscious, science fiction short films — debuts a new futuristic episode from seven cutting-edge indie filmmakers every Wednesday, kicking off with today’s Elliot King is Third. In 2024, gender is identified by microchip implant, and trans people like Elliot are classified … READ MORE