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A Schedule Appears: Independent Lens Announces Winter/Spring ’15 Films

Coming to Independent Lens January through June 2015: an Oscar “shortlisted” film, several International Documentary Association Award winners, and SXSW, Sundance, and Tribeca winners, in a diverse slate of films that will take you to practically every corner of the United States and well beyond.

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Independent Lens Statement on Somaly Mam

Due to the questions that have recently been raised regarding Somaly Mam, one of the women featured in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, PBS has stopped offering to public television stations episode one of Half the Sky, which included Ms. Mam. As Newsweek reported on May 21, 2014, elements of Mam’s personal history are under investigation. On June 7, Nicholas … READ MORE

Be a Part of Our Half the Sky Special Using Social Media

Television is no longer a one-to-many medium, and we need you to be a part of the Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide experience. To do it, select any of our activities going on this week and next to join the conversation about women and girls turning oppression into opportunity around … READ MORE

Half the Sky: Addressing Maternal Mortality

In many developing countries, pregnancy may as well be considered a death sentence. With the premiere of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide just a week away, we felt it was the perfect time to provide a primer of sorts on the various issues highlighted in this special two-night broadcast event. … READ MORE

Be a Part of Our Half the Sky Event on Social Media

Only 34 days until Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide premieres on Independent Lens October 1 & 2, 2012 at 9 PM on PBS. Mark your calendar, set your DVR, tell your friends, plan a watching party, get excited! This special two-night event has a cornucopia of ways you can be … READ MORE

Community Cinema Turns 7 With an Intense Line-Up

Drum roll, please … Independent Lens is excited to announce the 7th season of Community Cinema, our program offering free screenings in communities nationwide. Join us this season as we kick-off the series with Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Maro Chermayeff. This landmark documentary miniseries (based on the bestselling book of the same … READ MORE

Independent Lens Drops in on the TV Critics Press Tour

What a whirlwind weekend. In Beverly Hills, the nation’s television critics assembled to get sneak peeks of upcoming shows headed to the small screen in the Fall. The first two days were given over to public television, and let’s just say PBS set the bar pretty high for the commercial broadcasters who will dominate the … READ MORE

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is Coming to Independent Lens!

Based on the bestselling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide will premiere as a special presentation on Independent Lens in Fall 2012. The project is a cornerstone of the recently announced Women and Girls Lead campaign. ITVS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting announced … READ MORE