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In Pictures: Janesville’s Industrial Rollercoaster, 1849-2008

When the General Motors plant in Janesville, Wisconsin closed for good in 2008, the town found itself in the midst of an identity crisis. Ever a factory town and manufacturing center, Janesville and its working residents have had to adjust to the rise and fall of its local industries for well over a century.

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Community Cinema Turns 7 With an Intense Line-Up

Drum roll, please … Independent Lens is excited to announce the 7th season of Community Cinema, our program offering free screenings in communities nationwide. Join us this season as we kick-off the series with Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Maro Chermayeff. This landmark documentary miniseries (based on the bestselling book of the same … READ MORE