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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 Lens PBS debut will be for the 2014-2015 season, while the theatrical release will be … READ MORE

Join Our Live Social Screening of Hell and Back Again with Sgt. Harris and Danfung Dennis

Using our fancy new tool for hosting interactive film screenings, we’ll be offering you the chance to watch the Academy Award-nominated documentary Hell and Back Again on Tuesday, May 29 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT — following its Monday night premiere on PBS. The documentary follows then-25-year-old Sgt. Nathan Harris’s experience fighting the war … READ MORE

Oscar Nominee Hell and Back Again Born of a Combat Photographer’s Frustrations

Since 2006, photojournalist Danfung Dennis has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His still photographs have been published in Newsweek, TIME, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Le Figaro Magazine, Financial Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Der Spiegel, and The Wall Street Journal. Frontline opened its 2009 fall feature program … READ MORE

8 Small Circuses that Rival the Biggest Big Tops

The circus has existed in some form since before the birth of Caesar. This week, Independent Lens will focus on a modern day Big Top — Circo (airing May 3 – check local listings) follows a small family circus in Mexico’s struggling economy. The Ponces train their children as contortionists, death-defying motorcyclists, and lion handlers, but the vagabonding … READ MORE

Independent Lens, POV Score Oscar Nominations

(UPDATED) We’re all aglow this morning with news that Danfung Dennis’s Hell and Back Again (coming to Independent Lens in May) scored a coveted Academy Award nomination! In the film, U.S. Marine Sergeant Nathan Harris, 25, leads his unit to fight a ghostlike enemy in Afghanistan. Wounded in battle, Harris returns to North Carolina and … READ MORE