Category Archives: Independent Lens Season

Targeting Sex Buyers, Not Sex Sellers: Arresting Demand for Prostitution

By Lisa Ko The following article is presented in conjunction with the broadcast television premiere of A Path Appears on PBS’s Independent Lens (airs Monday, January 26, February 2 & 9; check local listings for the date and time in … Continue reading

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Moral Dilemmas in 10 War Films

By Craig Phillips The central dilemma in Dan Krauss‘s documentary The Kill Team (premiering on PBS tonight) is grappled with by an American soldier in Afghanistan who found members of his platoon were committing immoral war crimes, and wanted to blow the whistle … Continue reading

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Dan Krauss Investigates The Kill Team

Filmmaker Dan Krauss, who was nominated for an Academy Award and two Emmys for his first feature, The Death of Kevin Carter, was on the Oscar shortlist for his latest documentary The Kill Team, which also received a Director’s Guild of America … Continue reading

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Darius Clark Monroe’s Evolution from Criminal to Filmmaker

Darius Clark Monroe’s own evolution from loving son, to incarcerated criminal, and then back to student and filmmaker, is quite a journey. In his documentary Evolution of a Criminal, he points the camera at himself to revisit the people affected by … Continue reading

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Evolution of a Criminal: Juvenile Justice Quiz

With the broadcast television premiere of Evolution of a Criminal almost upon us (Monday, January 12th; check local listings), we thought it’d be interesting to dig a little deeper into the topic of juvenile criminality in America. To step back for … Continue reading

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American Dreaming: Small Towns Through the Movies

By Craig Phillips Rich Hill is a new example of a realistic portrayal of a small American town, through the eyes of three young residents and their struggling families, but the fascination with (capital letters intended) Small Town America has been … Continue reading

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Filmmaker-Cousins Return to Rich Hill

Rich Hill won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and plenty of critical acclaim — Katie Walsh of Indiewire called it “a truly moving and edifying film…the type of media object that could and should be put in … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Social Buzz 2014 in Review

By Elisabeth Copper, Independent Lens Social Media Manager 2014 was a great year for Independent Lens, and we owe it all to our incredible community of viewers and fans. People across the country tuned in to play music alongside the … Continue reading

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A Schedule Appears: Independent Lens Announces Winter/Spring ’15 Films

Now that we have a brief respite in our schedule to catch our breath, we’d like to share with you what’s coming next in this season of Independent Lens.  On the docket for January through June 2015: an Oscar “shortlisted” film, … Continue reading

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And the winner of IDA Award for Best Curated Series goes to…

At Friday night’s 30th annual IDA Documentary Awards, given out every year by the International Documentary Association to recognize and honor outstanding documentary films and filmmakers, Independent Lens was given the great honor of winning the 2014 Best Curated Series … Continue reading

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