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The Painful Truth of Haiti's Colonial Past

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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary, When the Drum Is Beating, Professor Robert Fatton considers how the French colonists depended on African slave labor to achieve economic dominance -- and used the most brutal methods to dominate the men and women they enslaved.

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Episodes of Independent Lens9

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Dogtown Redemption

Watch this episode through August 14th.

55:31

Dogtown Redemption

55:31

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Welcome to Leith

Watch this episode through August 1st.

1:24:26

Welcome to Leith

1:24:26

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Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

Watch this film through November 4, 2019.

53:57

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

53:57

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Indian Relay

Watch this film through November 17, 2017.

55:32

Indian Relay

55:32

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Clips of Independent Lens512

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Boxing and Dating

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

Boxing and Dating

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Coaching Claressa

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

2:17

Coaching Claressa

2:17

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Her Own Harshest Critic

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

1:29

Her Own Harshest Critic

1:29

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Informed Consent

Trapped premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 20, 2016.

0:45

Informed Consent

0:45

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Puzzling Women's Health Regulations

Trapped premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 20, 2016.

1:26

Puzzling Women's Health Regulations

1:26

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Teen Rape Victim Turned Away

Trapped premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 20, 2016.

1:32

Teen Rape Victim Turned Away

1:32

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Unnecessary Equipment

Trapped premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 20, 2016.

1:57

Unnecessary Equipment

1:57

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A Former Minister Living on the Streets

Dogtown Redemption premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 16, 2016.

2:37

A Former Minister Living on the Streets

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Previews of Independent Lens196

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Coming to Independent Lens: T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

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Coming to Independent Lens: T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

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Coming to Independent Lens: Trapped

Trapped premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 20, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: Trapped

0:30

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Coming to Independent Lens: Dogtown Redemption

Dogtown Redemption premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 16, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: Dogtown Redemption

0:30

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Coming to Independent Lens: The Armor of Light

The Armor of Light premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: The Armor of Light

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