Naomi Kutin and a slightly bigger male powerlifter, from Supergirl

December 07, 2017

Jessie Auritt Explores the World of an Unorthodox Girl in Orthodox World

Craig Phillips in Interviews

"Showcasing a normal girl doing extraordinary things, Supergirl is a health tonic for this cramping climate of resurgent sexism underway where girls everywhere are struggling to understand their worth," wrote…...

February 10, 2015

A Path Appears: Hopeful Updates

Craig Phillips in Where Are They Now?

[caption id="attachment_6376" align="alignnone" width="600"] Marilaine, rescued from life as a "restavek" in Haiti[/caption] The three-part series A Path Appears may have just concluded its run on PBS [and for a…...

Jessica Posner Odede at work in Kibera, Nairbi, Kenya.

February 09, 2015

Jessica Posner Odede: From New York to Nairobi

Craig Phillips in Where Are They Now?

In the final episode of A Path Appears (part three airs tonight on PBS; check local listings), Jessica Posner Odede and her husband Kennedy Odede bring us into the incredible work they…...

September 19, 2011

Women & Girls Lead Coming to PBS This Fall

Brooke Shelby Biggs in

Independent Lens is honored to be a part of the innovative public media initiative Women and Girls Lead. The project seeks to use the power of documentary storytelling and the…...

November 17, 2010

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

Brooke Shelby Biggs in Where Are They Now?

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…...