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A Note From Independent Lens

  Independent Lens seeks to assure that its content offerings encourage a lively civic dialogue, and that they do not present only one point of view. In this spirit, this post has been removed but the comments left in place.

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Independent Lens Drops in on the TV Critics Press Tour

What a whirlwind weekend. In Beverly Hills, the nation’s television critics assembled to get sneak peeks of upcoming shows headed to the small screen in the Fall. The first two days were given over to public television, and let’s just … Continue reading

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Two Independent Lens Films Make Oscar’s Documentary Shortlist!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences today announced its annual “shortlist” of contenders in the category of Best Documentary Feature today, and two upcoming Independent Lens films are on it! They are Hell and Back Again by Danfung … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of We Still Live Here – Âs Nutayuneân, with Director Anne Makepeace

Filmmaker Anne Makepeace took some time out to answer a few questions about her film We Still Live Here — Âs Nutayuneân, which premieres on Independent Lens beginning on November 17, 2011 (check local listings for air dates and times … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Mikey Welsh: Musician, Artist, Friend of Independent Lens

I met Mikey Welsh by way of the internet last winter, as we prepared our special project for Artists Month, featuring outsider artists. In my research, I ran across a trove of paintings by an obviously prolific young artist whose … Continue reading

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IL Catches Up with Isaac Solotaroff, Director of Wham Bam Islam!

Independent Lens caught up with Isaac Solotaroff, the filmmaker behind Wham Bam Islam!, a film about a Kuwaiti entrepreneur trying to launch a comic book series in the Middle East featuring heroes who embody the 99 virtues of Allah.  Solotaroff … Continue reading

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Waste Land Gets Oscar Nod

The nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards are in, and included on the list for best documentary feature is Lucy Walker’s Waste Land. Premiering this April on Independent Lens, the doc follows Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, as he embarks … Continue reading

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The Calling Goes Live and Online

Ever watched a film and then chatted with the people in it in real time without ever leaving your sofa? Well, you’re about to. We’re pulling out the stops for a special film coming up: The Calling by Danny Alpert. … Continue reading

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