November 26, 2013

Women and Girls Lead Presents Young Lakota Online Encore and Live Chat

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Since 1990, every U.S. President has declared the month of November as Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and honor the contributions, culture, history, and traditions of American…...

November 25, 2013

Young Lakota: Q&A with Filmmakers Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipschutz

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[caption id="attachment_4985" align="alignnone" width="600"] Filmmakers Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipschutz.[/caption] Filmmaking duo Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt are no strangers to reproductive rights-themed documentaries. Their award-winning work includes Live Free…...

November 21, 2013

Young Lakota: Q&A with Sunny Clifford

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[caption id="attachment_4976" align="alignnone" width="640"] [photo by Diego Siragna][/caption]Sunny Clifford is the heart of Young Lakota, alongside her sister Serena and friend and neighbor Brandon Ferguson. Set on the Pine Ridge…...

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November 18, 2013

How Indian Relay Works

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Most of us will be unfamiliar with the titular sport at the heart of the new documentary Indian Relay, which premieres tonight, November 18 on Independent Lens on PBS at…...

Indian Relay filmmaker Charles Dye

November 14, 2013

Indian Relay: Q&A with Filmmaker Charles Dye

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Filmmaker Charles Dye moved around a lot growing up, but always in the West: New Mexico, California, Texas, Arizona — and it was in this last place where he went to high…...

October 31, 2013

The Graduates: America’s Graduation Report Cards

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In conjunction with the broadcast premiere of The Graduates on Independent Lens (part two, the "boys hour," airs Monday November 4 and you can catch part one online on PBS), we…...

October 28, 2013

The Graduates: Where Are the Girls Now?

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After watching The Graduates (Los Graduados) [airing on PBS in two parts, tonight October 28 and November 4], you — like those of us here at Independent Lens — will no doubt be curious as to…...

October 25, 2013

“I’m Graduating/I Graduated Because…”

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The Graduates/Los Graduados offers a first-hand perspective of the challenges facing many Latino high school students. While you'll be hearing from the six students in the film itself (which premieres…...

October 24, 2013

The Graduates: Interview with Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz

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[caption id="attachment_4857" align="alignnone" width="600"] Graduates crew, from left to right: sound recordist José Araujo, co-cinematographer Antonio Cisneros, student Chastity Salas, Chastity's mentor/advisor Emily Task, filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz, producer Katia Maguire.[/caption]…...

October 21, 2013

The Waiting Room Bonus Videos: More People, More Perspectives

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All of these clips come courtesy of Waiting Room filmmaker Peter Nicks and his "Storytelling Project," which is found on the official site for the film. Consider these mini-features "bonus material"…...

October 18, 2013

The Waiting Room: U.S. Health Insurance Facts & Figures

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In conjunction with the Independent Lens premiere of The Waiting Room on PBS [Monday, October 21 at 10 PM; check local listings], we've culled some revealing stats about American health…...

October 17, 2013

The Waiting Room: Interview with Filmmaker Peter Nicks

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Peter Nicks' acclaimed film The Waiting Room, which makes its broadcast debut on Independent Lens on PBS this coming Monday, October 21 at 10 PM (check local listings), certainly could…...