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Laredo Debutantes Update

Laura and Rosario, the Laredo debutantes and stars of the Independent Lens documentary Las Marthas, participated in a unique rite of passage, in an event they will no doubt never forget even as they leave it in the rear-view mirror. The film premieres tonight, Monday, February 17 on PBS at 10 PM (check local listings). Want to … READ MORE

The 2013 Audience Award Goes to…

After a tight and active race, Independent Lens voters have spoken: The winner of the 2013 Independent Lens Audience Award is The Revisionaries. Scott Thurman’s “well-made dispatch from a long war” [The New York Times] about the tempest over Texas textbook revisions was called both “alarming [and] hilarious” by Salon.com‘s Andrew O’Hehir, and audiences seem to … READ MORE

Revising The Revisionaries: The Texas Board of Ed Loses Power over Textbooks

As recently as last year, the Texas State Board of Education had the power to rewrite history. The Revisionaries (airing Jan. 28 on Independent Lens) captures the scope of the board’s reign. In the documentary’s intro, ABC News reporter Dan Harris interviews former board chair Don McLeroy in 2010. “You have been quoted as saying … READ MORE