Independent Lens wins 4 News & Documentary Emmys, 2017

October 05, 2017

Independent Lens Wins Four 2017 News and Documentary Emmys

Craig Phillips in Awards

Last night, the 38th annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, and Independent Lens was…...

Filmmaker Abigail Disney sits down with Lucy McBath for the film Armor of Light
Behind the Films

May 09, 2016

Abigail Disney Wields the Power of Dialogue with The Armor of Light

Craig Phillips in Behind the Films

Abigail Disney (her grandfather was Roy O. Disney, Walt's brother and co-founder of the Walt Disney Company, just to get that out of the way) has long been a producer of…...

Still of priest standing in front of outdoor cross in Robert Bresson's 1951 film Diary of a Country Priest

May 06, 2016

Losing Your Religion: Nine Movies about Crises of Faith

Noel Murray in Lists

Abigail Disney’s documentary The Armor of Light takes an unusual but illuminating approach to the gun control debate. In the film, Reverend Rob Schenck — an evangelical Christian who gained some…...

military man holding assault weapon
Test Your Knowledge

May 05, 2016

Gun Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Guns in America?

Independent Lens in Test Your Knowledge

No matter what your stance is on gun ownership, you may be surprised to learn the real trends fueling the debate. We created this gun quiz to test your knowledge about…...


May 03, 2016

PBS to Present “Armed in America” Town Halls, a Special Two-Night Event After Independent Lens

Independent Lens in Announcements

PBS will present ARMED IN AMERICA, a special two-night television event exploring the nation’s rising gun violence, is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, May 9-10, 2016. Armed in America centers around two…...