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S16 Ep7: Evolution of a Criminal

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How does a 16-year-old go from honors student to bank robber? In the <i>Independent Lens</i> documentary <i>Evolution of a Criminal</i>, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores the financial straits that led him to a desperate act as teenager in Texas. Returning to the scene of the crime, Monroe interviews family members, close friends, and mentors to reflect on the aftermath.

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About the Film

Find out how this NYU filmmaker brought his life story to the screen.

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S18 Ep14: The Last Laugh

Watch this film up to May 8th.

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S18 Ep14: The Last Laugh

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Independent Lens

S18 Ep13: SEED: The Untold Story

Watch this film up to April 30th.

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S18 Ep13: SEED: The Untold Story

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Independent Lens

S15 Ep3: Indian Relay

Watch this film through November 17, 2017.

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S15 Ep3: Indian Relay

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Independent Lens

Forever Pure - "We Have Arabs in Our Team?" - Clip

Forever Pure premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 15, 2017.

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Forever Pure - "We Have Arabs in Our Team?" - Clip

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Independent Lens

Forever Pure - Beitar's Billionaire Owner - Clip

Forever Pure premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 15, 2017.

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Forever Pure - Beitar's Billionaire Owner - Clip

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Independent Lens

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes - Garbage Jail - Clip

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 8, 2017

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The Prison in Twelve Landscapes - Garbage Jail - Clip

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Independent Lens

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes - Kanye on Cassette - Clip

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 8, 2017

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The Prison in Twelve Landscapes - Kanye on Cassette - Clip

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Independent Lens

National Bird - "You Said it Was Okay to Kill Them" - Clip

National Bird premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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National Bird - "You Said it Was Okay to Kill Them" - Clip

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Independent Lens

National Bird - NSA Analyst Turned Activist - Clip

National Bird premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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National Bird - NSA Analyst Turned Activist - Clip

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Independent Lens

The Last Laugh - From the Holocaust to Rwanda - Clip

The Last Laugh premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 24, 2017.

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The Last Laugh - From the Holocaust to Rwanda - Clip

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Independent Lens

The Last Laugh - My Revenge Against Hitler - Clip

The Last Laugh premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 24, 2017.

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The Last Laugh - My Revenge Against Hitler - Clip

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Independent Lens

S18 Ep18: They Call Us Monsters - Trailer

They Call Us Monsters premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 22, 2017.

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S18 Ep18: They Call Us Monsters - Trailer

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Independent Lens

Forever Pure - Trailer

Forever Pure premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 15, 2017.

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Forever Pure - Trailer

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Independent Lens

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes - Trailer

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 8, 2017

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The Prison in Twelve Landscapes - Trailer

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Independent Lens

S18 Ep15: National Bird - Trailer

National Bird premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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S18 Ep15: National Bird - Trailer

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