Category Archives: Independent Lens Season

Independent Lens Announces New Fall Slate

On the heels of receiving ten News and Documentary Emmy nominations, Independent Lens announced today that its new season will open with the critically-acclaimed documentary Bully. Directed by Sundance and Emmy Award-winner Lee Hirsch, the film brings human scale to this … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Nominated for 10 News & Doc Emmys

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this year’s nominees for the 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking.  And Independent Lens is proud to say that 7 of our … Continue reading

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From RealScreen: Archive masterclass on making “Let the Fire Burn”

Super piece by Adam Benzine on Let the Fire Burn‘s extensive, exhaustive archival process, with insight from filmmaker Jason Osder: “Archive masterclass: Making Let the Fire Burn‘.”  The film had its television premiere on Independent Lens in May.

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The Winner of 2013-2014 Independent Lens Audience Award Is…

The votes are in and Independent Lens viewers have spoken! Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey is the winner of the Independent Lens 2013-2014 Audience Award. Congratulations to filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz and her team. The music-filled film [official site] about Journey’s new … Continue reading

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Vote for the 2013-2014 Independent Lens Audience Award!

Now that the Independent Lens 2013-2014 season is officially concluded, voting for the Audience Award is heating up. If you haven’t already, rate and vote for your favorite films from this past season by going to our Audience Awards page. … Continue reading

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The New Black: Yoruba Richen Expands the Conversation on Marriage Equality

Yoruba Richen brings to her films a diverse perspective coming from a multifaceted background, all of which came into play when making her new documentary The New Black. The film has the honor of concluding Independent Lens’s 2013-2014 season with … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams on God Loves Uganda

Roger Ross Williams won an Academy Award for his short documentary Music by Prudence, which told the moving story of 21-year-old Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabhena, who was born severely disabled and has struggled to overcome poverty and discrimination. For his first feature-length documentary God … Continue reading

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Let the Fire Burn: The MOVE Bombings 29 Years Later

It’s the week of the 29th anniversary of the MOVE bombings, and for those who were in the middle of it and are still with us, the memories of those tragic events still linger all these years later. As the haunting story … Continue reading

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Jason Osder Explores an American Tragedy in Let the Fire Burn

Let the Fire Burn, which won Best Editing in a Documentary Feature and nabbed Jason Osder Best New Documentary Director at the Tribeca Film Festival, manages to tell the supremely tense and tragic story of the longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical … Continue reading

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Decisions on Deadline: Journalism Game

Connected to Samantha Grant’s film A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times, which premiered this week on Independent Lens (check local listings to see if it’s airing again in your area), we’ve collaborated with the filmmakers … Continue reading

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