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Kick It with the 9 Most Unforgettable Soccer Commercials

As far as I’m concerned, soccer is a year-round sport. I can find a footie game on the telly from somewhere in the world anytime I want, but the World Cup is the every-four-year event that makes even superficial fans take a keen interest. This year’s World Cup is happening in Russia, and although my … READ MORE

March Madness: Best Basketball Films

Looking back at the 2014 broadcast television premiere of Independent Lens‘ Medora, not to mention that we’re in the midst of NCAA basketball “March Madness,” we have the sport of James Naismith firmly on our minds. While Medora is about much, much more than high school basketball — “The film transcends the underdog sports doc,” wrote John Fink in The Film … READ MORE

The Trials of Muhammad Ali, in Theaters

The ITVS-funded The Trials of Muhammad Ali will have its television premiere on Independent Lens in the coming Spring, but we’re very pleased to see it receiving a much-deserved theatrical rollout across these United States. Bill Siegel’s film covers the famed boxer’s toughest bout of all: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he … READ MORE

Bonus Episode of Have You Heard From Johannesburg Online this Week

Have You Heard From Johannesburg had its three-week run on Independent Lens this month, and it seems to have resonated with our audience. So we’re happy to announce that a special bonus episode that we didn’t have the time to air is now available from PBS Video for this week. Entitled Fair Play, this episode … READ MORE