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February 10, 2012

Lioness Filmmakers Respond to Pentagon Announcement

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[caption id="attachment_711" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers"][/caption]On February 9th, 2012, the Pentagon unveiled plans to allow women to serve in jobs that would put them closer to the…...

February 08, 2012

The Island President Ousted — Filmmakers Respond

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The Island President, directed by Jon Shenk and produced by Bonni Cohen and Richard Berge, debuted at Sundance just two weeks ago. We told you then how thrilled we were…...

February 07, 2012

Angela Davis Weighs in on Black Power versus Occupy Wall St.

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Dr. Angela Davis, former member of the Black Panther Party and Communist Party and now a renowned activist, professor, and intellectual on the topic of human rights, discussed The Black…...

February 03, 2012

Special Free Episode of THE 99, This Weekend Only

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If you saw our season premiere, Wham! Bam! Islam! then you are familiar with THE 99, a comic book and animated series featuring a band of heroes drawn from the…...

February 02, 2012

Sharon La Cruise Discusses Daisy Bates, “a Different Kind of Hero”

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Premiering tonight, February 2 on Independent Lens (check your local listings), Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock examines the life and legacy of Daisy Bates, who organized nine African…...

February 01, 2012

Join Our Social Screening of Daisy Bates Friday from Little Rock

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On Friday, February 3 we're producing an interactive screening of the documentary Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock from Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas. Moderated by PBS NewsHour's…...

January 30, 2012

Bonus Episode of Have You Heard From Johannesburg Online this Week

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Have You Heard From Johannesburg had its three-week run on Independent Lens this month, and it seems to have resonated with our audience. So we're happy to announce that a…...

January 20, 2012

Dr. Angela Davis Reflects on the Black Power Movement

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Earlier this month, Independent Lens launched a slate of films celebrating Black History at the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles. While at the event, the series teamed up with…...

December 25, 2011

A Love Letter to Celluloid Penned by Two Doc Makers

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Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton are co-founders of Gravitas Docufilms in California, and the producers of These Amazing Shadows, which made its debut on Independent Lens on Dec. 29, 2011…...

December 22, 2011

Behind the Scenes of The Woodmans with C. Scott Willis and Lois Vossen

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This week marks the premiere of The Woodmans, a film by C. Scott Willis about a family of successful artists and the fallout from the death of their youngest and…...

December 19, 2011

Celebrating the Arts this Month on Independent Lens!

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Well here's a nice endorsement — PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger pays tribute in this video to Independent Lens’s continued commitment to the arts. We're featuring two arts-focused documentaries…...

December 06, 2011

The Greatest Movie Montages — Got a Favorite?

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Our good friends Kurt Norton and Paul Mariano who produced These Amazing Shadows (which airs on Independent Lens on Dec. 29) have posted a really cool video on their blog…...