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Alzheimer’s Stories: Going for Miles

The premiere of  You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t is tonight, March 29 (check local listings). This week, we’re presenting stories about Alzheimer’s from our staff, friends, and viewers. Today we bring you a story from our associate director of engagement and education. Going for Miles by Duong-Chi Do It’s been a … READ MORE

Alzheimer’s Stories: Waltz with My Mother, by Jonatha Brooke

The premiere of You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t is this Thursday, March 29 (check local listings). Beginning today, we’re presenting stories about Alzheimer’s from our staff, friends, and viewers. Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke cared for her mother (a gifted poet and writer, as well) for more than two years as … READ MORE

We Want to Hear Your Alzheimer’s Stories

We’re gearing up for next week’s premiere of You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t, Scott Kirschenbaum’s gentle and funny portrait of Lee Gorewitz, a resident at a care facility for people with Alzheimer’s. For those of us who have family members coping with Alzheimer’s, it can also be refreshing to … READ MORE

Independent Lens Fan of the Year?

We MUST to share with you an unsolicited comment we just received from a viewer, which basically brightened an already sparkly holiday season for us, and reminded us why we do what we do: because of you. Happy Holidays to all of you – our remarkably intelligent, incredibly multifaceted, and exceptionally good-looking viewers. I just … READ MORE

Meet Christina Pettit, Our 100,000th Facebook Fan!

On Sunday, August 14 at about 1:30pm EDT, the Independent Lens Facebook page passed a pretty notable milestone. At about that time, 30-year-old Christina Pettit of New York City clicked “Like” and became our 100,000th fan. Wow! We checked out her Facebook profile, which reveals her religious views (“I’m into reason”); indicates she is a … READ MORE

Meet Sophia Nahli Allison, Our Winning Viewer Artist!

Aspiring filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison won our Artists Month contest for her striking self-portrait, entitled “Unrequited Love.” We asked her about her art and her life, her guilty pleasures and inspirations, and why Independent Lens matters to her. Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in Los Angeles. My mother was … READ MORE

Viewer Tracy Chiles McGhee is One Inspired Woman

During Women’s History Month, we aired a number of documentaries featuring incredibly smart, brave, and talented women including Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai (Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai) and Rose Mapendo (Pushing the Elephant). That got us to thinking about all of the amazing women in the world and how each of … READ MORE

And the Artists Month Viewer Contest Winners Are ….

Honestly, we are humbled and amazed by all of the artists who submitted their work to us for our Are You a Visionary? art contest in honor of our Artists Month slate of documentaries for April. Never in the history of our user contests have we had a response nearing it. Thank you artists and … READ MORE

Which Woman Has Inspired You Most? A Contest

It’s contest time again! First, tune in tonight (March 29, 2011 at 10 PM – check local listings) for the broadcast premiere of Pushing the Elephant. It is the story of Rose Mapendo, who has managed to overcome astounding odds to survive genocide in the Congo, resettle as a refugee in the United States, reunite … READ MORE

The View from Paradise: IL Fan Linda Chancler

In anticipation of tonight’s premiere of 45365 (check local listings), we held a social media contest asking our viewers why their zip code was particularly interesting or notable. We took our favorite 10 entries and put them to a popular vote. Our winner was the only one to submit her entry in poem form: Linda … READ MORE