October 30, 2014

Powerless Filmmakers Capture India’s Shocking Energy Crisis

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[caption id="attachment_6011" align="alignnone" width="600"] Outlaw electrician Loha Singh, in Powerless[/caption] Powerless is the story of Kanpur, an industrial city in northern India, crumbling under the lack of infrastructure. Filmmaker Fahad…...

October 27, 2014

Is Time Itself Brakeless?

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The Nature of Time “I know this much: that there is objective time, but also subjective time, the kind you wear on the inside of your wrist, next to where…...

Site of Amagasaki train crash with emergency services

October 24, 2014

Brakeless Filmmaker Explores the Dangers of Time-Obsession

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Filmmaker Kyoko Miyake was born and raised in Japan, though she has lived in the UK for the last 12 years, in addition to a year-long stint in Paris. So…...

October 10, 2014

Bully: Learn More and Do More about Bullying

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Watching Lee Hirsch's film Bully, which has its television premiere on Independent Lens this Monday October 13 at 10pm [check local listings], is meant to be both an emotional experience and an educational one.…...

October 01, 2014

Independent Lens Wins 3 News & Documentary Emmy Awards

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Cover your ears, it’s horn tooting time here! Last night at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony, Independent Lens films won three Emmy Awards, for Editing; Investigative Journalism, Long-Form; and Best…...

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…...

July 15, 2014

Independent Lens Nominated for 10 News & Doc Emmys

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this year’s nominees for the 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking.…...

Leveled Philadelphia row houses after the MOVE bombings
Behind the Films

July 11, 2014

From RealScreen: Archive Masterclass on the Making of the Film

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Super piece by Adam Benzine on Let the Fire Burn's extensive, exhaustive archival process, with insight from filmmaker Jason Osder: "Archive masterclass: Making Let the Fire Burn'."  The film had…...

June 30, 2014

The Winner of 2013-2014 Independent Lens Audience Award Is…

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The votes are in and Independent Lens viewers have spoken! Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey is the winner of the Independent Lens 2013-2014 Audience Award. Congratulations to filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz and…...

June 16, 2014

Vote for the 2013-2014 Independent Lens Audience Award!

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Now that the Independent Lens 2013-2014 season is officially concluded, voting for the Audience Award is heating up. If you haven't already, rate and vote for your favorite films from…...

The New Black filmmaker Yoruba Richen

June 12, 2014

The New Black: Yoruba Richen Expands the Conversation on Marriage Equality

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Yoruba Richen brings to her films a diverse perspective coming from a multifaceted background, all of which came into play when making her new documentary The New Black. The film…...

May 16, 2014

Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams on God Loves Uganda

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Roger Ross Williams won an Academy Award for his short documentary Music by Prudence, which told the moving story of 21-year-old Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabhena, who was born severely disabled and has struggled to…...