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November 11, 2015

Eight Gripping Documentaries (and Five Feature Films) to Watch on Veterans Day

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Established in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson, Veterans Day (which is always November 11, to commemorate the date when WWI armistice was signed) has become a tradition to “honor America's veterans…...

January 30, 2014

Best Docs Streaming on Netflix List via Uproxx

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="594"] Hell and Back Again[/caption] Thanks to Ryan Perry on Uproxx for compiling this list of the 25 Best Documentaries available to stream on Netflix, especially since…...

May 25, 2012

Join Our Live Social Screening of Hell and Back Again with Sgt. Harris and Danfung Dennis

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Using our fancy new tool for hosting interactive film screenings, we'll be offering you the chance to watch the Academy Award-nominated documentary Hell and Back Again on Tuesday, May 29…...

May 25, 2012

Oscar Nominee Hell and Back Again Born of a Combat Photographer’s Frustrations

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Since 2006, photojournalist Danfung Dennis has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His still photographs have been published in Newsweek, TIME, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The…...

March 01, 2012

Independent Lens Goes to the 84th Academy Awards

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We're lucky enough to be able to share these gorgeous photos from Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony, thanks to Danfung Dennis — who was nominated for Best Documentary Feature for…...

February 25, 2012

Two Independent Lens Docs Nominated for Independent Spirit Awards

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More awards season news for the Independent Lens family. The Film Independent Spirit Awards are also this weekend, and Independent Lens has two nominated films: Hell and Back Again is…...

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February 24, 2012

UK Prime Minister Hopes for a Hell and Back Again Oscar Win

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Prime Minister David Cameron sent this note to Mike Lerner, producer of Hell and Back Again, yesterday. The very British Roast Beef Productions are the clever lads behind Danfung Dennis's…...

February 21, 2012

Guess the Oscars with Independent Lens

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It's Academy Awards time again, and once more Independent Lens has a horse in this race! Our upcoming film Hell and Back Again, by Danfung Dennis, is one of the…...

January 24, 2012

Independent Lens, POV Score Oscar Nominations

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(UPDATED) We're all aglow this morning with news that Danfung Dennis's Hell and Back Again (coming to Independent Lens in May) scored a coveted Academy Award nomination! In the film,…...

January 18, 2012

The 2012 Winter/Spring Season is Here!

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Hosted by Mary-Louise Parker, the Independent Lens Winter/Spring lineup includes the award-winning films We Were Here, Hell and Back Again, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, and more! "Our upcoming winter/spring…...