December 06, 2010

The Calling Goes Live and Online

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Ever watched a film and then chatted with the people in it in real time without ever leaving your sofa? Well, you're about to. We're pulling out the stops for…...

November 30, 2010

CONTEST: Why is Your Zip Code the Best?

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In anticipation of the upcoming premiere of the film 45365 (Independent Lens, December 14 at 9 PM - check local listings), we're launching a social media contest for you, our…...

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November 29, 2010

Live Chat with Deep Down Filmmaker Sally Rubin

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  About Deep Down: Mountaintop removal mining is a big industry in Appalachia, bringing jobs, but also a steep environmental cost. Beverly May and Terry Ratliff grew up on opposite…...

November 24, 2010

What Film Goes Best with Turkey?

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A happy Thanksgiving to all of you in PBS land from all of us here at Independent Lens. There's nothing we're more grateful for than our loyal, intelligent, thoughtful, and…...

November 24, 2010

Missed It? More Ways to Watch and Discuss Deep Down

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Did you miss last night's premiere of Deep Down? Not to worry -- thanks to the interwebs, we've got more ways for you to see it at your leisure, and…...

November 19, 2010

Floyd County, USA: Digging Deep for Coal Doc

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Filmmakers Sally Rubin and Jen Gilomen shared with Independent Lens the arduous process of making Deep Down and the profound rewards of doing what you love with someone you trust.…...

November 18, 2010

Deep Down: I’m a Coal Miner’s Avatar

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Next week on Independent Lens, we're airing Deep Down, a film about the impact of mountaintop removal coal mining on a Kentucky community. (Check local listings.) To help viewers better…...

November 17, 2010

‘The Day My God Died’ Hero Up for CNN Award

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Anuradha Koirala, who was featured in the 2004 Independent Lens film The Day My God Died, has been nominated as a Top 10 CNN Hero. Voting for the prestigious honor…...

November 16, 2010

Lost Sparrow director: ‘If I had known what I was getting myself into, I wouldn’t have made the film.’

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Bobby and Tyler Billing ran away on a Monday. Their bodies were discovered on the train tracks on Tuesday. They were buried on Wednesday. Their family moved to their summer…...

November 12, 2010

Lost Sparrow Director Chris Billing Discusses Excavating Family Secrets

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Journalist and filmmaker Chris Billing talked to us about making Lost Sparrow, a deeply personal film about the secrets that killed his brothers and tore his family apart. The film…...

November 11, 2010

Poll: The Greatest War Documentary Ever Made?

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We at Independent Lens would like to wish all of our servicemen and servicewomen -- past and present -- and their families a happy Veterans Day. Check out this video…...

November 09, 2010

Fill in the Blank: Whatever Happened to _________?

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Here at the Independent Lens Blog, we're looking to improve your experience by filling in some inevitable blanks created by the passage of time. We've broadcast hundreds of films, now…...