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A Mystery Unravels from a Reel of Film

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This haunting film about a film examines a classic Nazi propaganda film used by historians for decades to provide insight into the realities of life in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. The recent discovery of a second reel in an East German archive has thrown the veracity and intent of the Ghetto footage into question.

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About the Film

About the Film

Learn more about the secrets behind an infamous work of Nazi propaganda.

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What Was Ours

Watch this film through February 15th.

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What Was Ours

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Containment

Watch this film through February 8th.

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Containment

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Best and Most Beautiful Things

Watch this film through February 1st.

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Best and Most Beautiful Things

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Meet the Patels

Watch this film up to January 25th.

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Meet the Patels

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Birth of a Movement premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 6, 2017.

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Accidental Courtesy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 13, 2017.

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Accidental Courtesy - A Klan Can Change Their Ways - Clip

Accidental Courtesy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 13, 2017.

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Accidental Courtesy - Daryl Davis Meets Kwame Rose - Clip

Accidental Courtesy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 13, 2017.

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Birth of a Movement premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 6, 2017.

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Birth of a Movement - The Clansman - Clip

Birth of a Movement premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 6, 2017.

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The Witness - Arranging to Meet His Sister's Killer - Clip

The Witness premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 23, 2017.

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The Witness - Returning to Kitty's Murder Scene - Clip

The Witness premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 23, 2017.

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The Bad Kids - Trailer

The Bad Kids premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 20, 2017.

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TOWER - Trailer

TOWER premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

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Accidental Courtesy - Trailer

Accidental Courtesy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 13, 2017.

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Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement - Trailer

Birth of a Movement premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 6, 2017.

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