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Brakeless

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The <i>Independent Lens</i> documentary <i>Brakeless</i> investigates what led the driver of a Japanese commuter train to accelerate perilously, causing a deadly crash. Piecing together personal accounts of those affected by the tragedy, <i>Brakeless</i> poses a question for a society that equates speed with progress: have the national virtues of punctuality and compliance become dangerous?

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About the Film

About the Film

Learn more about the national debate which followed this 2005 train crash.

About OVEE

About OVEE

Find out about upcoming OVEE screenings of Independent Lens films.

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About ITVS

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Episodes of Independent Lens9

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Independent Lens

Dogtown Redemption

Watch this episode through August 14th.

55:31

Dogtown Redemption

55:31

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Independent Lens

Welcome to Leith

Watch this episode through August 1st.

1:24:26

Welcome to Leith

1:24:26

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Independent Lens

Wilhemina's War

Watch this episode through July 27.

55:31

Wilhemina's War

55:31

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Independent Lens

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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Clips of Independent Lens508

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Informed Consent

Independent Lens

Informed Consent

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

0:45

Informed Consent

0:45

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Puzzling Women's Health Regulations

Independent Lens

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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Independent Lens

Unnecessary Equipment

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

1:57

Unnecessary Equipment

1:57

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Independent Lens

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

2:37

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Independent Lens

Miss Kay

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

1:07

Miss Kay

1:07

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Recyclers vs. NIMBYs

Independent Lens

Recyclers vs. NIMBYs

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

2:46

Recyclers vs. NIMBYs

2:46

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Recycling Balancing Act

Independent Lens

Recycling Balancing Act

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

1:42

Recycling Balancing Act

1:42

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Independent Lens

The Reverend at the Gun Range

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

2:10

The Reverend at the Gun Range

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Previews of Independent Lens195

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Coming to Independent Lens: Trapped

Independent Lens

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

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Independent Lens

Coming to Independent Lens: Dogtown Redemption

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

0:30

Coming to Independent Lens: Dogtown Redemption

0:30

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Coming to Independent Lens: The Armor of Light

Independent Lens

Coming to Independent Lens: The Armor of Light

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

0:30

Coming to Independent Lens: The Armor of Light

0:30

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Coming to Independent Lens: Peace Officer

Independent Lens

Coming to Independent Lens: Peace Officer

Peace Officer premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 9, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: Peace Officer

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