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Independent Lens Announces New Fall Slate

On the heels of receiving ten News and Documentary Emmy nominations, Independent Lens announced today that its new season will open with the critically-acclaimed documentary Bully. Directed by Sundance and Emmy Award-winner Lee Hirsch, the film brings human scale to this … Continue reading

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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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The Winner of 2013-2014 Independent Lens Audience Award Is…

The votes are in and Independent Lens viewers have spoken! Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey is the winner of the Independent Lens 2013-2014 Audience Award. Congratulations to filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz and her team. The music-filled film [official site] about Journey’s new … Continue reading

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Vote for the 2013-2014 Independent Lens Audience Award!

Now that the Independent Lens 2013-2014 season is officially concluded, voting for the Audience Award is heating up. If you haven’t already, rate and vote for your favorite films from this past season by going to our Audience Awards page. … Continue reading

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The Waiting Room: Interview with Filmmaker Peter Nicks

Peter Nicks’ acclaimed film The Waiting Room, which makes its broadcast debut on Independent Lens on PBS this coming Monday, October 21 at 10 PM (check local listings), certainly could not be more timely. With health care on the minds … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Believin’: The Filmmaker’s Journey

Filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz has focused on the Philippines in her previous acclaimed work: Imelda portrayed deposed Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos, a woman as famous for her humongous shoes collection as for her abuses of power; and powerful early … Continue reading

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The New Community Cinema Goes Bilingual and Digital

Guest post by Renee Gasch, National Community Engagement Manager for ITVS & Independent Lens Nine years ago, a dear colleague in Boise, Idaho planted the seed for Community Cinema. Lynn Allen, a longtime public media maven, had been hosting a regular … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Announces New Season Lineup

The Independent Lens documentary series launches its 12th season on PBS on September 30th with a lineup of 23 films from both new and established filmmakers. Actor/director Stanley Tucci will be returning as the series host. The season will kick off with Ramona Diaz’s Don’t … Continue reading

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The Kill Team Picked Up for Distribution

We’re excited that the Independent Lens documentary The Kill Team has been picked up for distribution by widely respected Oscilloscope Labs, which means you’ll have the opportunity to check the film out both in theaters and on television; its Independent … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes” Free Online

As part of Independent Lens‘s Throwback Thursdays series, and in honor of the 40th anniversary of hip-hop music, we’re offering the documentary Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes to watch online for free on PBS.org. The film will be available for one week, … Continue reading

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