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June 19, 2015

POV 2015: More Great Docs to Get You Through Summer

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[caption id="attachment_7008" align="alignnone" width="600"] Out in the Night[/caption] Our friends at POV are ready to grab the baton for thought-provoking docs airing Mondays on PBS, with a new slate of films about…...

September 04, 2014

Independent Lens Announces New Fall Slate

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[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…...

August 06, 2014

Around the World in Many Ways with Global Voices

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[caption id="attachment_5859" align="alignnone" width="600"] From Here Comes Uncle Joe[/caption] By Misa Oyama, ITVS Staff Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood has provoked a lot of interest in its intriguing premise and the background…...

June 23, 2014

POV Season Premiere!

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[caption id="attachment_5776" align="alignnone" width="600"] When I Walk[/caption] While the 2013-2014 Independent Lens season has now wound down to a close (the final film of the season The New Black just had its broadcast…...

October 24, 2013

Gotham Awards: Independent Lens Films Nominated for Best Doc and for Audience Award

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Three Independent Lens films, Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, Blood Brother (which will air on PBS in January), and The New Black (airing next June), are all up for IFP Gotham…...

October 07, 2013

PBS Indie Showcase + Online Event

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The idea behind PBS's Indie Showcase is to spotlight the work of independent filmmakers, offering viewers year-round access to the diversity of voices and unique perspectives these films provide. Debuting this…...

August 02, 2013

Independent Lens Submissions

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Independent Lens is currently seeking submissions of films in advanced rough cut or fine cut stage or completed films to broadcast during the October 2014 - June 2015 season. To learn more about eligibility, what we're…...

June 18, 2013

Which Film Will Be This Season’s Audience Favorite? It’s Up to You!

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Statues, laurels, trophies, medals, plaques, certificates ... there are plenty of awards to be won in the film business, but there is only ONE Independent Lens Audience Award, honoring our…...

June 13, 2013

The Revolutionary Optimists Filmmakers on Finding Hope in Kolkata’s Slums

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[caption id="attachment_4298" align="alignleft" width="300"] Amlan Ganguly with several of the children featured in The Revolutionary Optimists[/caption] Amlan Ganguly is a visionary. This lawyer-turned-community activist is not only changing a neighborhood,…...

May 24, 2013

Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady on Capturing Detroit

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[caption id="attachment_4262" align="alignleft" width="300"] Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady[/caption] Detroit-area native Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady filmed Detropia with the hopes that the rest of the United States would…...

May 21, 2013

Wonder Women! Inspires Wonder City Game

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[caption id="attachment_4228" align="alignright" width="229"] Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Kelcey Edwards[/caption] Originally posted on Beyond the Box. Wonder City has been developed as companion game to the PBS documentary feature, Wonder Women! The Untold Story…...

April 25, 2013

Director Marco Williams on the Making of The Undocumented

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[caption id="attachment_3919" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Filmmaker Marco Williams, director of The Undocumented[/caption] Since 1998, more than two thousand dead bodies have been found in Arizona’s Sonora Desert — the remains of…...