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Memorial Day: Docs That Capture the Human Experience of War

There is no shortage of documentaries on war. The subject fascinates us as history, as sociology, and as drama. Some documentaries chronicle history in great detail, some grapple with the issues and forces behind the conflicts, and some flat-out propagandize. But very few of those documentaries actually engage with the human experience. So for Memorial … READ MORE

Oscar Nominee Hell and Back Again Born of a Combat Photographer’s Frustrations

Since 2006, photojournalist Danfung Dennis has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His still photographs have been published in Newsweek, TIME, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Le Figaro Magazine, Financial Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Der Spiegel, and The Wall Street Journal. Frontline opened its 2009 fall feature program … READ MORE

Live Chat with NewsHour: The Congo and Beyond

To honor the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, we’re co-hosting a live online discussion with ITVS and PBS News Hour about violence against women in the Congo and beyond. Our chat, hosted by NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan, centers on the upcoming Independent Lens documentary Pushing the Elephant, and will explore the effects of … READ MORE

Poll: The Greatest War Documentary Ever Made?

We at Independent Lens would like to wish all of our servicemen and servicewomen — past and present — and their families a happy Veterans Day. Check out this video message from America Ferrera honoring all you do. See more Independent Lens. To mark this day, we thought we’d conduct an informal poll of you, … READ MORE