Category Archives: Viewer profile

Alzheimer’s Stories: Going for Miles

The premiere of  You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t is tonight, March 29 (check local listings). This week, we’re presenting stories about Alzheimer’s from our staff, friends, and viewers. Today we bring you a story from our … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Stories: Waltz with My Mother, by Jonatha Brooke

The premiere of You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t is this Thursday, March 29 (check local listings). Beginning today, we’re presenting stories about Alzheimer’s from our staff, friends, and viewers. Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke cared for … Continue reading

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We Want to Hear Your Alzheimer’s Stories

We’re gearing up for next week’s premiere of You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t, Scott Kirschenbaum’s gentle and funny portrait of Lee Gorewitz, a resident at a care facility for people with Alzheimer’s. For those … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Fan of the Year?

We MUST to share with you an unsolicited comment we just received from a viewer, which basically brightened an already sparkly holiday season for us, and reminded us why we do what we do: because of you. Happy Holidays to … Continue reading

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Meet Christina Pettit, Our 100,000th Facebook Fan!

On Sunday, August 14 at about 1:30pm EDT, the Independent Lens Facebook page passed a pretty notable milestone. At about that time, 30-year-old Christina Pettit of New York City clicked “Like” and became our 100,000th fan. Wow! We checked out … Continue reading

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Meet Sophia Nahli Allison, Our Winning Viewer Artist!

Aspiring filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison won our Artists Month contest for her striking self-portrait, entitled “Unrequited Love.” We asked her about her art and her life, her guilty pleasures and inspirations, and why Independent Lens matters to her. Tell us … Continue reading

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Viewer Tracy Chiles McGhee is One Inspired Woman

During Women’s History Month, we aired a number of documentaries featuring incredibly smart, brave, and talented women including Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai (Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai) and Rose Mapendo (Pushing the Elephant). That got us … Continue reading

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And the Artists Month Viewer Contest Winners Are ….

Honestly, we are humbled and amazed by all of the artists who submitted their work to us for our Are You a Visionary? art contest in honor of our Artists Month slate of documentaries for April. Never in the history … Continue reading

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Which Woman Has Inspired You Most? A Contest

It’s contest time again! First, tune in tonight (March 29, 2011 at 10 PM – check local listings) for the broadcast premiere of Pushing the Elephant. It is the story of Rose Mapendo, who has managed to overcome astounding odds … Continue reading

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The View from Paradise: IL Fan Linda Chancler

In anticipation of tonight’s premiere of 45365 (check local listings), we held a social media contest asking our viewers why their zip code was particularly interesting or notable. We took our favorite 10 entries and put them to a popular … Continue reading

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