recreation of Moore's suicide note left on a dashboard in Grand Saline, in Man on Fire

December 11, 2018

Filmmaker Explores a Preacher’s Shocking Sacrifice and How It Can Start a Conversation

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Joel Fendelman's Man on Fire, which has its television premiere on Independent Lens, won the David L. Wolper Student documentary award at the 2017 IDA Awards. The story at its heart…...


February 13, 2017

Keith Maitland Goes Back to 1966 to Tell Story of Victims and Heroes of Texas Shooting

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Keith Maitland's previous film The Eyes of Me, the moving story of a group of blind teenagers making their way in Austin, aired on Independent Lens and was nominated for an…...

Where Are They Now?

February 16, 2014

Laredo Debutantes Update

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="594"] Laura Garza Hovel's debut, from Las Marthas[/caption] Laura and Rosario, the Laredo debutantes and stars of the Independent Lens documentary Las Marthas, participated in a unique rite of…...

Headshot of Las Marthas filmmaker Cristina Ibarra
Behind the Films

February 14, 2014

Filmmaker Cristina Ibarra Explores Unique Debutante Ball in Las Marthas

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Cristina Ibarra's critically-acclaimed documentary The Last Conquistador had a national broadcast on PBS’s P.O.V., and now she's returning to PBS with Las Marthas, which premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 17…...

July 01, 2013

The 2013 Audience Award Goes to…

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After a tight and active race, Independent Lens voters have spoken: The winner of the 2013 Independent Lens Audience Award is The Revisionaries. Scott Thurman's "well-made dispatch from a long…...

Former Texas Board of Education chair Don McLeroy
Where Are They Now?

January 24, 2013

Revising The Revisionaries: The Texas Board of Ed Loses Power over Textbooks

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[caption id="attachment_3061" align="alignleft" width="405"] Former Texas Board of Education chair Don McLeroy talks to a Fox News reporter[/caption] As recently as last year, the Texas State Board of Education had…...