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Congo Survivor Weighs in on Tucson Shootings

Rose Mapendo — the subject of the upcoming Independent Lens film Pushing the Elephant — lost her husband and home to the ethnic violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1990s, and emigrated to Phoenix in 2000 as a refugee. Yet she emerged from the suffering advocating for forgiveness and reconciliation, … READ MORE

Find and Use the Secret Word to Win Our Basquiat Poster

Yeah, we’re doing another contest because we really like giving stuff away. First, did you know that select Independent Lens films are screened in more than 95 communities nationwide — at schools, libraries, veteran’s halls, etc. — every month? It’s all part of our Community Cinema initiative designed to bring our films directly to you … READ MORE

PBS Arts Features Eric Joisel, Between the Folds

We’re excited to unveil a multimedia project we developed with filmmaker Vanessa Gould for the new PBS Arts website. It is called Between the Folds: Eric Joisel 1956-2010, and it honors one of the biggest characters in Gould’s film Between the Folds, Eric Joisel. Joisel sadly passed away in October, and we are pleased to … READ MORE

Crisis in Haiti Especially Dire for Children

Children of Haiti premieres on Independent Lens tonight at 10 PM (check local listings). As tomorrow’s one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake approaches, the media is alight with stories of rebuilding efforts, humanitarian missions, the still-desperate conditions inside the tent camps which sprung up around Port-au-Prince after the disaster left millions homeless. But what often … READ MORE

Happy Winter Holidays from Independent Lens!

All of us at Independent Lens wish you and yours a safe, warm, peaceful, and joyous holiday season, and a prosperous and intellectually stimulating 2011! See more Independent Lens.

Are You an Independent Lens Facebook Fan?

Our lovely and talented host America Ferrera invites you to join us on Facebook, where we offer exclusive events and content not always available on our website. We have some of the liveliest discussions about our films and the issues they raise on our Facebook page, and we’d like you to come be a part … READ MORE