May 09, 2016
Armed in America: Police & Guns
Independent Lens in
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTgZbHEh4oI Join PBS for a town hall conversation examining the militarization of police and the nation's gun violence epidemic. Armed in America: Police & Guns, a one-hour special event moderated by award-winning…...
May 06, 2016
Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber Capture a Man on a Mission
Craig Phillips in Behind the Films
[caption id="attachment_13240" align="alignnone" width="813"] Peace Officer filmmakers Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber (l-r)[/caption] Utah-based filmmakers Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber found a supremely compelling story right in their own backyard…...
May 05, 2016
Gun Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Guns in America?
Independent Lens in Test Your Knowledge
No matter what your stance is on gun ownership, you may be surprised to learn the real trends fueling the debate. We created this gun quiz to test your knowledge about…...
May 04, 2016
The Evolution of SWAT Team Equipment: From WWII Rifles to BearCats
Daniel Ross in Beyond the Films
When former Davis County Sheriff William "Dub" Lawrence, the subject of the Independent Lens film Peace Officer [Monday, May 9 at 9pm on PBS; check local listings], established one of Utah's first SWAT…...
May 03, 2016
PBS to Present “Armed in America” Town Halls, a Special Two-Night Event After Independent Lens
Independent Lens in Announcements
PBS will present ARMED IN AMERICA, a special two-night television event exploring the nation’s rising gun violence, is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, May 9-10, 2016. Armed in America centers around two…...
March 16, 2016
Independent Lens Film “Tower” Wins 2016 SXSW Grand Jury Prize
Craig Phillips in Awards
Austin was an extremely appropriate place to premiere the film Tower, which revisits the 1966 sniper shootings at the University of Texas at Austin, considered the first mass shooting on a…...