You might remember the inspirational couple Herb and Dorothy Vogel from Independent Lens‘s 2009 film Herb & Dorothy. The pair assembled one of the most important post-1960 art collections in history on their modest civil-service salaries. Sadly, Herb Vogel passed … Continue reading
Filmmaker Sharat Raju is no stranger to the misperceptions that haunt the Sikh community. In 2003, he wrote and directed the Independent Lens short fiction film American Made about a Sikh family stranded in the desert. After the family’s car … Continue reading
In January of this year, we brought you the epic five-part documentary series Have You Heard From Johannesburg, by Connie Field. This morning we learned that the series has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in … Continue reading
What could be more embarrassing than hosting the UN Conference on Sustainable Development with the world’s largest dump festering in your backyard? That’s why the Rio +20 conference (June 20-22) prompted Rio de Janeiro to close its Jardim Gramacho landfill, … Continue reading
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One of our most popular films ever was 2009′s Between the Folds, Vanessa Gould’s examination of the art and science of origami folding through the perspectives of the greatest living origamists in the world. One of the featured folders was … Continue reading
On Tuesday, May 30, we hosted a one-time live online screening of Hell and Back Again with the subject of the film, Sgt. Nathan Harris and his wife Ashley present to take questions. We were so moved by the experience, … Continue reading
We caught up with Emma Rossi Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati, co-producers and directors of Left by the Ship, which premieres on Independent Lens Thursday, May 24 at 10 PM (check local listings). They talk us through what brought them to … Continue reading
In January, the Tucson Unified School District ended its highly successful Mexican American Studies program after state officials threatened to withhold funding from schools that taught ethnic history and literature in a manner they contended encouraged race resentment and revolution … Continue reading
Locho, Yama, and Pale Chubby Baby … where are they now? Lynn True, co-director of Summer Pasture, provided us with these fantastic video updates from the Tibetan plateau in which we discover what has happened to the nomad family in … Continue reading
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