Community Cinema is a public education and civic engagement initiative featuring screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens. On location in more than 100 cities and online, Community Cinema brings together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.
The story of the explosive crossroads of Muhammad Ali’s life, after the famed boxer’s conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War left him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Learn more >>
Check out what's screening during this season of Independent Lens in a community near you. Download discussion guides, event flyers and other resources. Learn about how to get involved in the issues. More >>
Watch Independent Lens episodes online with a live audience after broadcast. OVEE is an innovative platform that recreates the Community Cinema experience in a virtual theater. Laugh, cry, and discuss the issues with others from your computer or tablet. Visit ovee.itvs.org >>
Find an interactive map with 100 Community Cinema venues, an online screening calendar for live virtual events, suggested action items from national partner organizations, and a blog where you can join the conversation. Browse the site >>
Community Classroom is an innovative and free resource for educators, offering short-form film modules adapted from ITVS's award-winning documentaries and standards-based lesson plans for high school and community colleges, NGOs, and youth organizations. Browse the collection >>