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The Return: Genetically Pure Bison Reintroduced to Montana

After shooting wrapped on Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison, filmmaker Doug Hawes-Davis captured the story of the historic transfer of wild, genetically-pure bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck tribes of northeastern Montana. Here’s his 16-minute short film of this inspiring tale:

What Returning Soldiers Have in Common With AIDS in the 1980s

Yes it sounds like an outrageous nonsequitur, but bear with it. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s new book Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power includes a passage in the epilogue that makes the parallel. In the book, Maddow makes the case that the military has become so isolated from the democratic process that Americans no … READ MORE

Meet Septentrional — Video Interview with the Band

We caught up with filmmaker Whitney Dow and some members of Septentrional while they were in New York this week. The band is on a mini-tour in New York, playing at the Maranatha Auditorium in Queens on Friday, at the Aroma Lounge in Elizabeth, N.J., on Saturday, and at the Vault Cafe, in Elmont, N.Y., … READ MORE

Kevin Clash and Elmo Video Hits Pt. 2

Tonight at 9pm, tune in for Being Elmo on your local PBS station! Until then, you might need a fix, so we’re here for you. Of course, Elmo is a television star, so between his work on Sesame Street and his frequent appearances on television talk shows (sometimes with Kevin Clash!), there is a lot … READ MORE

4 Hilarious Elmo/Kevin Clash Videos and a Trailer

We’re gearing up for the premiere of Being Elmo on April 5 and April 9 at 10pm, and in that spirit, we’ve found some pretty hilarious videos you may NOT have seen of Elmo (and puppeteer Kevin Clash). Here are a few of our favorites. Elmo Visits with Jimmy Fallon (part 1) Did you know … READ MORE

5 Videos Making the Rounds in the Independent Lens Office

Happy Pi Day (it’s March 14, rendered 3.14 for those prone to math humor), and we circulated some videos around the office that played on that theme, as well as some that veered off into other directions. In case you wondered what we watch around here besides the documentaries we bring you every week, these … READ MORE

Take the Ultimate Sesame Street Quiz!

In our preparation for the television broadcast premiere of Being Elmo (April 5 and April 9 at 10pm), we thought we’d whip up another quiz for our audience, many of whom probably watched Sesame Street in the Mr. Hooper era, long before there was an Elmo. Sesame Street has been on for a few months … READ MORE

Preview: FUTURESTATES Season 3 is Almost Here! Seven Visions of the Future from Seven Cutting-Edge Indie Filmmakers

If you were given a glimpse into the future, would it change the way you live today? Returning for a third season, the FUTURESTATES series offers a new collection of seven fictional shorts that explore possible future scenarios through the lens of today’s global realities. Produced by ITVS (which produces Independent Lens for you) and created by … READ MORE

Month-Long Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival Kicks Off

Women and Girls Lead, a public media campaign designed to uplift, empower, and celebrate women who are making change around the world, is honoring Women’s History Month with a month-long online film festival featuring many audience favorites from the Independent Lens library. The festival will run through March and features a collection of documentary films … READ MORE

Guess the Oscars with Independent Lens

It’s Academy Awards time again, and once more Independent Lens has a horse in this race! Our upcoming film Hell and Back Again, by Danfung Dennis, is one of the five nominees for Best Documentary Feature. Hell and Back Again airs on May 24, 2012 at 10 PM and on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, … READ MORE

Talib Kweli Celebrates Black History Month

American visionary Talib Kweli, who appears in The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, has a message for PBS viewers this month.