Category Archives: Interactive Features

Survivors: Confronting Deepwater Horizon Trauma through Oil on Canvas

Artist Sara Lattis Stone, whose husband Stephen Stone escaped the Deepwater Horizon disaster alive, turned to her craft — painting — as a means of confronting the post-traumatic stress her family endured following the tragedy. In a victim impact statement … Continue reading

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Going Deeper into the Deepwater Horizon Rig

This coming Monday, April 20, marks the 5th anniversary of the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the oil industry. The Great Invisible, Margaret Brown’s film premiering on Independent Lens on PBS Monday … Continue reading

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Test Your Implicit Bias with Science

Created by Project Implicit, a research collaboration between scientists at Harvard, the University of Virginia, and the University of Washington, this Implicit Association Test (IAT) aims to “[measure] the strength of associations between concepts (e.g., black people, gay people) and … 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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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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Don’t Stop Achievin': The Everyman’s Journey Quiz

Test your mettle as a rock fan in this quiz that is all about the iconic American rock band Journey, in tandem with the Independent Lens premiere of Don’t Stop Believin': Everyman’s Journey [encore presentation Monday, December 29 at 10 p.m.; … Continue reading

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Five Fun Interactive Features

With Independent Lens off the air for summer (and there are still plenty of ways to watch our films online and via Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, DVD and more), this is a perfect time to check out some of the fun interactive features connected … Continue reading

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Wonder City Designer Naomi Clark on Busting Sexism with Games

Girls’ games are chock full of stereotypes. A Google search for “online games for girls” leads to makeovers, “movie star kissing,” and “cute cinnamon rolls” recipes. But Games for Change is hoping to reverse that trend. In support of the Independent … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Celebrate Black History Month With Us!

It’s February, and have we got some great ways to celebrate Black History Month! Enjoy these fascinating films and exciting educational resources all month long. Watch Spotlight on Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young, Jr. on PBS. See more from Independent … Continue reading

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