April 27, 2012

The Return: Genetically Pure Bison Reintroduced to Montana

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After shooting wrapped on Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison, filmmaker Doug Hawes-Davis captured the story of the historic transfer of wild, genetically-pure bison from Yellowstone National Park to…...

April 13, 2012

What Returning Soldiers Have in Common With AIDS in the 1980s

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[caption id="attachment_1084" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Bobbi Campbell, from We Were Here"][/caption]Yes it sounds like an outrageous nonsequitur, but bear with it. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's new book Drift: The Unmooring of…...

April 12, 2012

Meet Septentrional — Video Interview with the Band

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We caught up with filmmaker Whitney Dow and some members of Septentrional while they were in New York this week. The band is on a mini-tour in New York, playing…...

April 05, 2012

Kevin Clash and Elmo Video Hits Pt. 2

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Tonight at 9pm, tune in for Being Elmo on your local PBS station! Until then, you might need a fix, so we're here for you. Of course, Elmo is a…...

March 22, 2012

4 Hilarious Elmo/Kevin Clash Videos and a Trailer

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We're gearing up for the premiere of Being Elmo on April 5 and April 9 at 10pm, and in that spirit, we've found some pretty hilarious videos you may NOT…...

March 14, 2012

5 Videos Making the Rounds in the Independent Lens Office

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Happy Pi Day (it's March 14, rendered 3.14 for those prone to math humor), and we circulated some videos around the office that played on that theme, as well as…...

March 09, 2012

Take the Ultimate Sesame Street Quiz!

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In our preparation for the television broadcast premiere of Being Elmo (April 5 and April 9 at 10pm), we thought we'd whip up another quiz for our audience, many of…...

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…...

March 01, 2012

Month-Long Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival Kicks Off

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Women and Girls Lead, a public media campaign designed to uplift, empower, and celebrate women who are making change around the world, is honoring Women's History Month with a month-long…...

February 21, 2012

Guess the Oscars with Independent Lens

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It's Academy Awards time again, and once more Independent Lens has a horse in this race! Our upcoming film Hell and Back Again, by Danfung Dennis, is one of the…...

February 15, 2012

Join Independent Lens and PBS NewsHour for a Social Screening of More Than a Month

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The day after the PBS broadcast premiere of More Than a Month on Independent Lens, join us for a social screening of the film at 12PM PT / 3PM ET…...

February 11, 2012

Talib Kweli Celebrates Black History Month

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American visionary Talib Kweli, who appears in The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, has a message for PBS viewers this month....