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April 16, 2019

Independent Lens Wins Two 2018 Peabody Awards

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Independent Lens is proud to announce that two of the series' films —Dolores and The Judge — have won 2018 Peabody Awards in the Documentary category. The oldest and most prestigious award for…...

Independent Lens wins 4 News & Documentary Emmys, 2017
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October 05, 2017

Independent Lens Wins Four 2017 News and Documentary Emmys

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Last night, the 38th annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, and Independent Lens was…...

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…...

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…...

July 22, 2013

Five Fun Interactive Features

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With Independent Lens off the air for summer (and there are still plenty of ways to watch our films online and via Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, DVD and more), this is a perfect time…...

May 09, 2012

This Just In: Next Season, We’re Moving to Monday Nights on PBS!

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by Lois Vossen, Independent Lens Senior Series Producer & Vice President, ITVS We are pleased to report that PBS, ITVS, and POV have emerged from months of conversation to confirm…...

Hina performing with some of her students, from Kumu Hina

March 06, 2012

Preview: FUTURESTATES Season 3 is Almost Here! Seven Visions of the Future from Seven Cutting-Edge Indie Filmmakers

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If you were given a glimpse into the future, would it change the way you live today? Returning for a third season, the FUTURESTATES series offers a new collection of seven fictional…...

October 25, 2011

Remembering Artist Piri Thomas

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Back in 2004, Independent Lens aired the film Every Child is Born a Poet, a portrait of the artist Piri Thomas. Sadly, we learned that Mr. Thomas passed away last…...

September 06, 2011

Announcing our 10th Season of Remarkable Independents!

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It's that time again! Time for the premiere of a new and glorious season of Independent Lens, with an eclectic and inspiring schedule full of independent documentaries guaranteed to surprise,…...

August 11, 2011

IL Classic China Blue to Stream Free; Chat on Globalization with PBS NewsHour

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Next up on the summer ITVS Indies Showcase is an Independent Lens classic, China Blue. Micha Peled's stunning undercover film follows Jasmine, one of many teenagers working at a blue…...

August 03, 2011

Test Your Documentary Know-How!

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It's summer, and we're basking in a plethora of great docs in theaters, on PBS, and online. We need to keep ourselves sharp, so we test each other on our…...

July 22, 2011

ITVS Indies Showcase Celebrates 20 Years of Independents

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Our parent organization, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), is celebrating its 20th anniversary! To honor the amazing filmmakers who have so inspired us in the past two decades, and to…...