The Trials of Muhammad Ali: Q&A with Bill Siegel

Guest blogger Tom Roston (“DocSoup Man”) interviews filmmaker Bill Siegel about his acclaimed film The Trials of Muhammad Ali, which premieres on Independent Lens April 14. Siegel reveals his experience showing the film to Ali and his wife, and how this isn’t just another Ali doc.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with 8 Documentaries

November is Native American Heritage Month, but that wasn’t always the case. At one point, it was a single day to honor Native American history, and before that, there was no official government recognition at all. The history of the day that became a month is actually quite interesting, first proposed by the Native American … READ MORE

Filmmaker Discusses Daisy Bates and Black History Month

Independent Lens is kicking off Black History Month this week with Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock (premieres Thursday, February 2 at 10pm in some markets; check local listings). We caught up with filmmaker Sharon La Cruise to talk about how she came to the project, and why so many people have never heard … READ MORE