Ellis Haizlip and guests, on his show SOUL! in Mr. SOUL!

December 22, 2020

New Acclaimed Films Coming to Independent Lens in January

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The upcoming slate of films airing on Independent Lens on PBS starts in January with seven highly-acclaimed documentaries that reflect the ever-changing nature of the United States, highlighting women who…...

the three women running for office, composite image for Represent

September 25, 2020

Independent Lens Fall Season Has 2020 Vision

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The upcoming slate of films airing on Independent Lens on PBS this fall is just one part of an incredible season coming up that will last through the Spring in…...

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March 25, 2020

Next on PBS: 8 Stories About the People Shaping Our World

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"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming," wrote poet Pablo Neruda. Spring has indeed come, and with it an amazing set of documentaries that…...


January 02, 2020

Coming to Independent Lens: Our Winter ’20 Slate Will Grab You

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Beginning in January 2020, unforgettable and acclaimed new stories are coming to Independent Lens on PBS, America's home for documentaries. From the story of a Somali family in Minnesota torn apart…...

Decade of Fire, kids skating in the Bronx 1970s

October 02, 2019

Independent Lens Brings New Stories into Your Neighborhood for Fall Season

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This season, from fall to spring, Independent Lens presents a new group of award-winning films that will thrust viewers into the heart of conversations across America. We'd like to introduce you to…...

The cast of Served Like a Girl, posing for the Ms Veteran America pageant

January 19, 2018

Independent Lens Announces Spring 2018 Slate of Award-Winning Films

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Independent Lens, which recently won the 2017 IDA Documentary Award for Best Curated Series from the International Documentary Association, now officially announces our March-May 2018 lineup on PBS. Dolores, Peter…...

from the Independent Lens 2017-2018 season launch trailer

October 31, 2017

Independent Lens 2017-2018 Season Launches With Award-Winning Slate

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Independent Lens' new season is here and so take a peek at the unforgettable, award-winning films that make up the first half of the 2017-2018 slate. We open on Monday, November 6 with Chasing…...

Independent Lens season launch: young woman on bench thinking about the film

December 05, 2016

Independent Lens Announces New 2016-2017 Season

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Slate Includes Meet the Patels, Newtown, TOWER, The Witness and More The award-winning series Independent Lens' new season lineup will launch on Monday, December 26, 2016, with the real-life cross-cultural romantic…...

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January 06, 2016

Independent Lens Announces Winter-Spring 2016 Films

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Independent Lens, which recently won the IDA’s Best Curated Series Award for the third consecutive year, announced its 2016 Winter-Spring season lineup today. “These films amplify conversations happening across the…...


September 30, 2015

Coming Fall 2015 to Independent Lens

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Independent Lens returns this fall with a new season of documentaries that tell unforgettable stories of courage and resilience, explore the most pressing issues of our time, and take viewers…...

December 09, 2014

A Schedule Appears: Independent Lens Announces Winter/Spring ’15 Films

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[caption id="attachment_6106" align="alignnone" width="640"] Evolution of a Criminal[/caption] Now that we have a brief respite in our schedule to catch our breath, we'd like to share with you what's coming…...

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…...