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A Family Endures the Tragic Side of the Immigration Debate

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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary, The Undocumented by acclaimed filmmaker Marco Williams, a young man describes how his grandmother -- a woman named Blanca -- died while accompanying him during his border crossing. Confronting their grief over this terrible loss, her son says "without a doubt, these are very hard times."

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About the Film

Learn more about the tragic side of the immigration debate.

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TOWER

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TOWER

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Accidental Courtesy

Watch this film up to February 27th.

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Accidental Courtesy

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Birth of a Movement

Watch this film through March 5th.

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Birth of a Movement

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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

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Ovarian Psycos - Women Find Strength in Numbers - Clip

Ovarian Psycos premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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Ovarian Psycos - Women Find Strength in Numbers - Clip

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Independent Lens

Like a Battle Scene

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

1:57

Like a Battle Scene

1:57

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Birth of a Movement - D.W. Griffith: Son of the South - Clip

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

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Birth of a Movement - D.W. Griffith: Son of the South - Clip

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Accidental Courtesy - A Collection of Robes - Clip

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

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Accidental Courtesy - A Collection of Robes - Clip

1:38

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Independent Lens

Officer Martinez Makes It to the Tower

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

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Officer Martinez Makes It to the Tower

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Independent Lens

Pregnant Freshman Recalls the Moment She Was Shot

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

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Pregnant Freshman Recalls the Moment She Was Shot

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Independent Lens

Birth of a Movement - Racial Pornography - Clip

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

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Birth of a Movement - Racial Pornography - Clip

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Independent Lens

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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Birth of a Movement - The Clansman - Clip

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Independent Lens

The Bad Kids - Trailer

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

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The Bad Kids - Trailer

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Independent Lens

TOWER - Trailer

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

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TOWER - Trailer

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Independent Lens

Accidental Courtesy - Trailer

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

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Accidental Courtesy - Trailer

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Keith Maitland and Claire Wilson James Talk About TOWER

Filmmaker Keith Maitland and Survivor Claire Wilson James Talk About TOWER

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Keith Maitland and Claire Wilson James Talk About TOWER

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