February 07, 2011

Congo Survivor Weighs in on Tucson Shootings

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Rose Mapendo -- the subject of the upcoming Independent Lens film Pushing the Elephant -- lost her husband and home to the ethnic violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of…...

January 19, 2011

Find and Use the Secret Word to Win Our Basquiat Poster

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Yeah, we're doing another contest because we really like giving stuff away. First, did you know that select Independent Lens films are screened in more than 95 communities nationwide --…...

January 18, 2011

PBS Arts Features Eric Joisel, Between the Folds

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We're excited to unveil a multimedia project we developed with filmmaker Vanessa Gould for the new PBS Arts website. It is called Between the Folds: Eric Joisel 1956-2010, and it…...

January 11, 2011

Crisis in Haiti Especially Dire for Children

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Children of Haiti premieres on Independent Lens tonight at 10 PM (check local listings). As tomorrow's one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake approaches, the media is alight with stories of…...

December 23, 2010

Happy Winter Holidays from Independent Lens!

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All of us at Independent Lens wish you and yours a safe, warm, peaceful, and joyous holiday season, and a prosperous and intellectually stimulating 2011! See more Independent Lens....

December 13, 2010

Are You an Independent Lens Facebook Fan?

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Our lovely and talented host America Ferrera invites you to join us on Facebook, where we offer exclusive events and content not always available on our website. We have some…...

November 16, 2010

Lost Sparrow director: ‘If I had known what I was getting myself into, I wouldn’t have made the film.’

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Bobby and Tyler Billing ran away on a Monday. Their bodies were discovered on the train tracks on Tuesday. They were buried on Wednesday. Their family moved to their summer…...