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Filmmakers Navigate the Secretive World of Social Media Censorship in Atmosphere of Fear

You know German filmmakers Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block are sharp-minded characters when you learn they work collaboratively under the label “Laokoon,” named after the legendary Trojan seer Laocoön who in Greek mythology revealed the Trojan Horse as a dangerous fraud. In their works, Riesewieck and Block aim to reveal the Trojan horses of our … READ MORE

Delete or Ignore? Pretend You’re a Facebook Content Moderator

In 2018, after much debate and controversy, Facebook finally published its censorship policies. All 27 pages of them. The move, wrote the LA Times, “adds a new degree of transparency to a process that users, the public and advocates have criticized as arbitrary and opaque.” But as explored in the Independent Lens film The Cleaners, … READ MORE

Be a Part of Our Half the Sky Special Using Social Media

Television is no longer a one-to-many medium, and we need you to be a part of the Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide experience. To do it, select any of our activities going on this week and next to join the conversation about women and girls turning oppression into opportunity around … READ MORE

Be a Part of Our Half the Sky Event on Social Media

Only 34 days until Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide premieres on Independent Lens October 1 & 2, 2012 at 9 PM on PBS. Mark your calendar, set your DVR, tell your friends, plan a watching party, get excited! This special two-night event has a cornucopia of ways you can be … READ MORE

Meet Christina Pettit, Our 100,000th Facebook Fan!

On Sunday, August 14 at about 1:30pm EDT, the Independent Lens Facebook page passed a pretty notable milestone. At about that time, 30-year-old Christina Pettit of New York City clicked “Like” and became our 100,000th fan. Wow! We checked out her Facebook profile, which reveals her religious views (“I’m into reason”); indicates she is a … READ MORE

Are You an Independent Lens Facebook Fan?

Our lovely and talented host America Ferrera invites you to join us on Facebook, where we offer exclusive events and content not always available on our website. We have some of the liveliest discussions about our films and the issues they raise on our Facebook page, and we’d like you to come be a part … READ MORE

The Calling Goes Live and Online

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 a special film coming up: The Calling by Danny Alpert. The two-part series airs on back-to-back nights December 20 and 21 at a special time … READ MORE

CONTEST: Why is Your Zip Code the Best?

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 faithful fans. The rules are simple: • Leave your entry in a comment below, on our Facebook page, or in a Twitter message (if you … READ MORE