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Little White Lie

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Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up in a typical upper middle class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY. Despite the questions about how she as a white girl could have such dark skin, she believed her family's explanation that her looks were inherited from her Sicilian grandfather. When she learned the truth about her biological father, she unlocked a powerful family secret.

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About the Film

About the Film

Find out more about Lacey Schwartz's search for her true identity.

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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 Lens7

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Independent Lens

What Was Ours

Watch this film through February 15th.

55:55

What Was Ours

55:55

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Independent Lens

Containment

Watch this film through February 8th.

1:09:22

Containment

1:09:22

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Independent Lens

Best and Most Beautiful Things

Watch this film through February 1st.

55:56

Best and Most Beautiful Things

55:56

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Independent Lens

Meet the Patels

Watch this film up to January 25th.

1:25:01

Meet the Patels

1:25:01

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Clips of Independent Lens542

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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.

1:39

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

1:39

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Accidental Courtesy - A Collection of Robes - Clip

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

1:38

Accidental Courtesy - A Collection of Robes - Clip

1:38

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Accidental Courtesy - A Klan Can Change Their Ways - Clip

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

1:32

Accidental Courtesy - A Klan Can Change Their Ways - Clip

1:32

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Independent Lens

Accidental Courtesy - Daryl Davis Meets Kwame Rose - Clip

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

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Accidental Courtesy - Daryl Davis Meets Kwame Rose - Clip

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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.

1:22

Birth of a Movement - The Clansman - Clip

1:22

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The Witness - Arranging to Meet His Sister's Killer - Clip

The Witness premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 23, 2017.

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The Witness - Arranging to Meet His Sister's Killer - Clip

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Independent Lens

The Witness - Returning to Kitty's Murder Scene - Clip

The Witness premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 23, 2017.

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The Witness - Returning to Kitty's Murder Scene - Clip

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Previews of Independent Lens206

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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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Independent Lens

Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement - Trailer

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

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Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement - Trailer

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