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Kind Hearted Woman Update (and Workshop)

As we kick off our celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we’ll be writing about two new Native American-themed films airing this month on Independent Lens (Indian Relay; Young Lakota), as well as looking at other Native American projects past and future.  First, an update on the subject of a film that The New York Times … READ MORE

The Graduates: Where Are the Girls Now?

After watching The Graduates (Los Graduados) [airing on PBS in two parts, tonight October 28 and November 4], you — like those of us here at Independent Lens — will no doubt be curious as to what the students featured in the film are up to now.  Straight from the film’s producers, we’ve already received an update, and in some cases … READ MORE

The Graduates: Interview with Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz

We spoke with The Graduates filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz about what lead him to make this film, how he decided on the six students featured in the film and got them to trust him and his multitalented crew, other documentaries that influenced him, and the impact he hopes the film has.

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The Waiting Room: Interview with Filmmaker Peter Nicks

With health care on the minds of all Americans these days and with discussions happening for better and for worse, it’s easy to lose sight of the human element. The Waiting Room goes a long way toward changing that. Read our exclusive interview with its filmmaker Peter Nicks on the challenges of shooting in a busy hospital and on what influenced him.

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Remembering the March on Washington and Whitney Young

Incredibly, tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, and PBS and Independent Lens are pleased to honor the occasion with a rebroadcast of the illuminating documentary The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights. The program will air 10 PM* on Tuesday night, August 27th or Wednesday night, August 28th (*check … READ MORE

Behind the Scenes at the Oscars with Lois Vossen

  Our film The Invisible War may not have scored Oscar gold last night, but we are so proud it came so close. Our very own Lois Vossen, Independent Lens senior series producer, was on the scene, and provided us with some great “insider” photos. We’ll intersperse them with her comments about the film. Consider … READ MORE