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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

About the Film

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

About OVEE

About OVEE

Find out about upcoming OVEE screenings of Independent Lens films.

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Episodes of Independent Lens3

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Independent Lens

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

Watch this film through November 4, 2019.

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Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

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Independent Lens

Indian Relay

Watch this film through November 17, 2017.

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Indian Relay

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Independent Lens

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

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Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

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Clips of Independent Lens528

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Independent Lens

"It's Not You, It's the Autism Speaking"

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

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"It's Not You, It's the Autism Speaking"

2:40

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Independent Lens

A Flogger for Christmas

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

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A Flogger for Christmas

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Independent Lens

Online vs. Offline When You're Blind

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

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Online vs. Offline When You're Blind

1:58

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Independent Lens

Patels Must Marry Patels

Meet the Patels premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, December 26, 2016.

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Patels Must Marry Patels

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Independent Lens

Patel Matrimonial Convention

Meet the Patels premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, December 26, 2016.

1:32

Patel Matrimonial Convention

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Independent Lens

The Most Unnecessary Pep Speech

Meet the Patels premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, December 26, 2016.

1:32

The Most Unnecessary Pep Speech

1:32

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Independent Lens

Best of Enemies - Gore Vidal: Revolutionary or Degenerate?

Best of Enemies premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, October 3, 2016.

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Best of Enemies - Gore Vidal: Revolutionary or Degenerate?

1:25

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Independent Lens

Best of Enemies - "Crypto-Nazi" and Other Insults

Best of Enemies premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Best of Enemies - "Crypto-Nazi" and Other Insults

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Previews of Independent Lens199

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Independent Lens

Independent Lens: Best and Most Beautiful Things - Trailer

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

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Independent Lens: Best and Most Beautiful Things - Trailer

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Independent Lens

Meet the Patels - Trailer

Meet the Patels premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, December 26, 2016.

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Meet the Patels - Trailer

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Independent Lens

Best of Enemies - Trailer

Best of Enemies premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, October 3, 2016.

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Best of Enemies - Trailer

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Independent Lens

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold - Trailer

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

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T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold - Trailer

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