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Anti-Rape Culture Activism Takes to the Streets and Online

When you watch the harrowing, even jaw-dropping, film India’s Daughter, which premieres Monday on Independent Lens [check local listings], the case of the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh will stay with you long afterwards. Anti-rape activists in the film and those spurred on by similar cases hope to create a lasting impression, inspiring discussion and activism … READ MORE

India’s Daughter Director Leslee Udwin on the Rape Case that Shocked a Nation

It should go without saying that documentary filmmakers put their hearts and souls into their films, but the gender-equality activism at the core of Leslee Udwin’s new film, India’s Daughter, became the central cause in her life, especially when the Indian government banned the film in the country it sought to change. The film, which premieres tonight, Monday … READ MORE

Future Independent Lens Films Debut to Accolades at Sundance

It’s week two at Sundance, and already several films that are headed for Independent Lens in coming seasons are bringing down the house in their debuts in Park City. A record five films confirmed for broadcast on Independent Lens are premiering at Sundance. They are The Invisible War, Detropia, The House I Live In, Love … READ MORE

Immeasurable Pain, Unlimited Hope: The Making of Pushing the Elephant

Beth Davenport (left) and Elizabeth Mandel are the filmmakers behind Pushing the Elephant, a film about faith, family, and forgiveness in the most extreme circumstances imaginable. The film premieres on Independent Lens on Tuesday, March 29 at 10 PM (check your local listings). We sat down with the directors to talk about telling such an … READ MORE

Live Chat with NewsHour: The Congo and Beyond

To honor the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, we’re co-hosting a live online discussion with ITVS and PBS News Hour about violence against women in the Congo and beyond. Our chat, hosted by NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan, centers on the upcoming Independent Lens documentary Pushing the Elephant, and will explore the effects of … READ MORE