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Independent Lens Nominated for 10 News & Doc Emmys

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this year’s nominees for the 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking.  And Independent Lens is proud to say that 7 of our … Continue reading

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Best Docs Streaming on Netflix List via Uproxx

Thanks to Ryan Perry on Uproxx for compiling this list of the 25 Best Documentaries available to stream on Netflix, especially since [horn tooting sound] 11 of them are Independent Lens films and/or ITVS-funded films. Here are the Independent Lens … 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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Alison Klayman on Filming Ai Weiwei

We sat down with filmmaker Alison Klayman to talk about the joys and challenges of filming China’s most famous artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei. Her film, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, premieres on Independent Lens February 25 at 10 PM (check local listings). … Continue reading

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Announcing a Brand New Season of Piping Hot Indie Docs on Independent Lens

UPDATE: We’ve had a schedule change. As Goes Janesville will now premiere as a special presentation on October 8, and Solar Mamas will now premiere on November 5. Geez, the finale of our 2011-2012 season, Strong! was just last month, … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei Bail Lifted — but Threats of New Charges Loom

Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident at the heart of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (coming to Independent Lens next season), reports that his bail was lifted after a hearing today, and he has left his compound for the first … Continue reading

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