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POV 2015: More Great Docs to Get You Through Summer

Our friends at POV are ready to grab the baton for thought-provoking docs airing Mondays on PBS, with a new slate of films about extraordinarily strong and determined individuals. The 28th season of POV begins this coming Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10 p.m. … Continue reading

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POV Season Premiere!




While the 2013-2014 Independent Lens season has now wound down to a close (the final film of the season The New Black just had its broadcast premiere last week), we’re not going to hang our heads about it. Namely, because as we transition … Continue reading




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Five Fun Interactive Features




With Independent Lens off the air for summer (and there are still plenty of ways to watch our films online and via Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, DVD and more), this is a perfect time to check out some of the fun interactive features connected … Continue reading




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This Just In: Next Season, We’re Moving to Monday Nights on PBS!




by Lois Vossen, Independent Lens Senior Series Producer & Vice President, ITVS We are pleased to report that PBS, ITVS, and POV have emerged from months of conversation to confirm a new Monday nights at 10 PM broadcast slot for … Continue reading




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Preview: FUTURESTATES Season 3 is Almost Here! Seven Visions of the Future from Seven Cutting-Edge Indie Filmmakers




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 … Continue reading




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Remembering Artist Piri Thomas




Back in 2004, Independent Lens aired the film Every Child is Born a Poet, a portrait of the artist Piri Thomas. Sadly, we learned that Mr. Thomas passed away last week at the age of 83. Richard Saiz, senior programming … Continue reading




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Announcing our 10th Season of Remarkable Independents!




It’s that time again! Time for the premiere of a new and glorious season of Independent Lens, with an eclectic and inspiring schedule full of independent documentaries guaranteed to surprise, entertain, and astound you. This season, we’ve got remarkable lineup … Continue reading




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IL Classic China Blue to Stream Free; Chat on Globalization with PBS NewsHour




Next up on the summer ITVS Indies Showcase is an Independent Lens classic, China Blue. Micha Peled’s stunning undercover film follows Jasmine, one of many teenagers working at a blue jeans factory, struggling to survive brutal work conditions. Shot clandestinely … Continue reading




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Test Your Documentary Know-How!




It’s summer, and we’re basking in a plethora of great docs in theaters, on PBS, and online. We need to keep ourselves sharp, so we test each other on our documentary prowess now and again. This time, we’re inviting you … Continue reading




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ITVS Indies Showcase Celebrates 20 Years of Independents




Our parent organization, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), is celebrating its 20th anniversary! To honor the amazing filmmakers who have so inspired us in the past two decades, and to offer our amazing viewers — without whom we wouldn’t have … Continue reading




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