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June 29, 2015

Tony Sullivan and Limited Partnership Producer React to Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

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Naturally, when news of the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality came down, a 5-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same sex marriage, our thoughts immediately turned…...

August 12, 2014

From Playwright: Rest in peace, Robin Williams, you tiger.

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We are as saddened as everyone about the sudden death of actor and comedian extraordinaire Robin Williams. He was one of a kind, and will truly be missed. We were…...

June 10, 2014

Independent Lens Statement on Somaly Mam

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Due to the questions that have recently been raised regarding Somaly Mam, one of the women featured in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, PBS has stopped offering to public television…...

December 06, 2013

Independent Lens Wins IDA Award for Best Continuing Series

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The International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards were announced today in a ceremony in Los Angeles, and we're proud to say that Independent Lens was bestowed the honor of being named…...

October 29, 2013

Independent Lens Nominated for IDA Awards

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We're pleased to learn that the International Documentary Association, which is one of the most respected organizations devoted to promoting and assisting the documentary film community, has nominated Independent Lens…...

October 22, 2013

The Island President: Maldives Elections Update

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Those who have seen the Independent Lens documentary The Island President, by Jon Shenk, about the deposed former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed and his work fighting climate change, will…...

August 29, 2013

Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley Featured in New York Times

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“What I’m interested in is making movies about as many different subjects as I can, and as many different forms of human experience." -- Frederick Wiseman Independent Lens, which featured…...

August 22, 2013

The Kill Team Picked Up for Distribution

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We're excited that the Independent Lens documentary The Kill Team has been picked up for distribution by widely respected Oscilloscope Labs, which means you'll have the opportunity to check the…...

April 26, 2013

Border Crossing by the Numbers

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[caption id="attachment_3985" align="alignleft" width="300"] US/Mexican border fence, Southern ArizonaPhoto by Matt Nager[/caption] Juan Manuel, featured in The Undocumented (airing April 29 on Independent Lens), lived in the United States more…...

March 14, 2013

The Film That Revolutionized the Discussion about Military Rape

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[caption id="attachment_3531" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Invisible War[/caption] Nominated for an Academy Award, The Invisible War (airing May 13) has changed the way we talk about sexual assault in the military and even…...

March 05, 2013

Former President of the Maldives Arrested in Male

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[caption id="attachment_3400" align="alignright" width="300"] Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed[/caption] Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was arrested this afternoon in Male before his hearing tomorrow at Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court. Nasheed is also…...

February 25, 2013

Behind the Scenes at the Oscars with Lois Vossen

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  [caption id="attachment_3328" align="aligncenter" width="424"] Independent Lens Senior Series Producer Lois Vossen[/caption] Our film The Invisible War may not have scored Oscar gold last night, but we are so proud…...