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Beyond the Films

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…...

Peace Officer filmmakers Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber (l-r)
Interviews

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…...

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Test Your Knowledge

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…...

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Beyond the Films

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…...