If you were given a glimpse into the future, would it change the way you live today? Returning for a third season, the FUTURESTATES series offers a new collection of seven fictional shorts that explore possible future scenarios through the lens of today’s global realities.

Produced by ITVS (which produces Independent Lens for you) and created by such established filmmakers as Patrick Stettner, Jennifer Phang, and Tina Mabry — as well as emerging talents — the FUTURESTATES series launches April 3, 2012, and will be available to stream for free at futurestates.tv and simultaneously onpbs.org.

Catch up on Seasons 1 & 2 and check out the lineup of films for Season 3 at FUTURESTATES.tv