Category Archives: Social Media

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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Blood Brother Filmmakers to Live-Tweet During Broadcast

When Blood Brother has its broadcast television premiere on Monday, January 20 at 10 p.m. [check local listings], the film’s director, Steve Hoover, and producer, Danny Yourd, will be logging in to Twitter to chat alongside the film the Hollywood … Continue reading

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“I’m Graduating/I Graduated Because…”

The Graduates/Los Graduados offers a first-hand perspective of the challenges facing many Latino high school students. While you’ll be hearing from the six students in the film itself (which premieres on PBS Monday, October 28 and concludes November 4), we … Continue reading

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Your 15 Minutes of Fame: Don’t Stop Believin’ Cover Song Contest

To celebrate the Sept. 30th PBS Independent Lens premiere of Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, we want to give you your 15 minutes of fame. Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey follows the real life rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale of … Continue reading

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Can a Facebook Game Change the World? Ask Asi Burak

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide was always designed to be more than a book or a documentary series—that’s why it’s called the Half the Sky Movement. To add momentum to the cause, Half the Sky … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei: Behind the Scenes Twitter Chat with Alison Klayman

Alison Klayman, the director of upcoming Independent Lens documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, will be participating in a Twitter chat on Monday, February 25, 2013, at 11am PST/ 2pm EST. She will be taking questions and providing insight into one … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei Sparks Social Media Flames in China

Ai Weiwei is a fearless Tweeter. In 140-character snippets, the gruff Chinese artist, activist, and the subject of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (airing Monday, Feb. 25, on Independent Lens) defends freedom of speech. Social media platforms are “like water and air, … Continue reading

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#TGIM! Indie Lens Fans Generate EPIC Monday Music Playlist

We asked you for your favorite Monday music jams, and boy, did you come through! Turns out your tastes run from Wilco to NOFX, with some Mamas & the Papas and Bobby “Blue” Bland thrown in for good measure. Rock … Continue reading

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Be a Part of Our Half the Sky Event on Social Media

Only 34 days until Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide premieres on Independent Lens October 1 & 2, 2012 at 9 PM on PBS. Mark your calendar, set your DVR, tell your friends, plan a watching … Continue reading

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