January 16, 2018
Balancing Along the Thin Blue Line, Filmmaker Captures Police Force at an Explosive Time
Craig Phillips in Interviews
A follow-up to his acclaimed, Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award-winning film The Waiting Room (Independent Lens, 2013), Pete Nicks' The Force is part of a trilogy of films he's making which…...
May 05, 2017
The Prison Economy: How Do Prisons Affect the Places We Live?
Independent Lens in Beyond the Films
The Independent Lens film The Prison in Twelve Landscapes examines the effect prisons have on the communities around them in both positive and negative ways. Prisons can stimulate the economy and…...
May 04, 2016
The Evolution of SWAT Team Equipment: From WWII Rifles to BearCats
Daniel Ross in Beyond the Films
When former Davis County Sheriff William "Dub" Lawrence, the subject of the Independent Lens film Peace Officer [Monday, May 9 at 9pm on PBS; check local listings], established one of Utah's first SWAT…...