December 10, 2019

9 Lights for Hanukkah: Finding Light in Dark Times

Sharon Knolle in Lifestyle

This Hanukkah, as millions light their menorahs and rededicate themselves to their family, their faith and their communities, we look for ways to find and share joy, light, healing, and…...

Tech can leave our heads spinning (artwork by Brittany Truex)
Beyond the Films

November 17, 2014

Can We Find Happiness When Tech-Free?

Craig Phillips in Beyond the Films

Watching Thomas Balmes's Happiness will leave one with a bittersweet feeling about technology. Most of us in the United States have a love-hate (admit it, mostly love-love) relationship with our gadgets, from…...

Peyangki and mother, in Happiness

November 14, 2014

In Pursuit of “Happiness,” a Filmmaker Goes to Bhutan

Craig Phillips in Uncategorized

Filmmaker Thomas Balmès is no stranger to trotting the globe in search of human stories, in films including Bosnia Hotel and The Gospel According to the Papuans, and most famously capturing the stories of…...

September 04, 2014

Independent Lens Announces New Fall Slate

Independent Lens in Uncategorized

[caption id="attachment_5886" align="alignnone" width="600"] From Bully[/caption] On the heels of receiving ten News and Documentary Emmy nominations, Independent Lens announced today that its new season will open with the critically-acclaimed documentary…...