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Independent Lens 2019-2020 Season Promo
Award-winning films from Independent Lens. Coming to PBS, America’s home for documentaries
Preview: S21 | 32s
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Trailer | Pipe Dreams
Talented young musicians compete in the world's most prestigious pipe organ competition.
Preview: S21 Ep19 | 30s
TV's Power to Influence | Recorder
Activist and archivist Marion Stokes first realized power of mass media to influence minds
Clip: S21 Ep18 | 1m 49s
Trailer | Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Reclusive activist Marion Stokes videotaped TV 24/7 for decades in the name of truth.
Preview: S21 Ep18 | 30s
Floating International Trash | Eating Up Easter
How does an island 2,500 miles from the mainland get rid of tourist trash? It's a problem.
Clip: S21 Ep17 | 2m 4s
Trailer | Eating Up Easter
The challenge to protect remote Rapa Nui culture and environment from modernization.
Preview: S21 Ep17 | 30s
Trailer | Rewind
Rewind paints a vivid but hopeful portrait of a family plagued by a cycle of abuse.
Preview: S21 Ep16 | 30s
"I Was Just a Little Kid" | Rewind
The terrible moment when everything changed in Sasha Neulinger's childhood.
Clip: S21 Ep16 | 1m 50s
The Wondrous T-Cell | Jim Allison: Breakthrough
When young med student Jim Allison met his wife, he also met a new medical discovery.
Clip: S21 Ep15 | 1m 44s
Trailer | Jim Allison: Breakthrough
The story of one warmhearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.
Preview: S21 Ep15 | 30s
Survive for the Next Day | The Hottest August
In The Hottest August, two New Yorkers address their future and the planet's with concern.
Clip: S21 Ep14 | 1m 56s
Trailer | The Hottest August
Ordinary New Yorkers share their anxieties about the future while bracing for record heat.
Preview: S21 Ep14 | 30s
Jails for Mental Illness | Bedlam
America's three largest jails are also its three largest psychiatric treatment facilities.
Clip: S21 Ep13 | 1m 44s
Trailer | Bedlam
The stories of people with mental illness are explored with immediacy and urgency.
Preview: S21 Ep13 | 30s
The Baby Recruiting Network | One Child Nation
How a network in China worked to find babies for orphanages during the "one-child" era.
Clip: S21 Ep12 | 2m 35s
One Child Nation - Trailer
Filmmaker Nanfu Wang explores the devastating impacts of China’s one-child policy.
Preview: S21 Ep12 | 30s
Trailer | Always in Season
Always in Season is a haunting exploration of lynching and racial violence in America.
Preview: S21 Ep11 | 30s
"He Had too Much to Live For" | Always in Season
Lennon Lacy's mother recalls the last time she saw her son, seeking closure on his death.
Clip: S21 Ep11 | 1m 42s
"Like a Lynching" | Always in Season
Lennon Lacy's brother voices disbelief at police report declaring his death a suicide.
Clip: S21 Ep11 | 2m 20s
"A Real Ark for a Real Flood" | We Believe in Dinosaurs
A massive Noah's Ark exhibit aims to show how the Biblical flood really happened.
Clip: S21 Ep10 | 1m 22s
Trailer | We Believe In Dinosaurs
The Bible and science collide amid the battleground of a Kentucky creationism museum.
Preview: S21 Ep10 | 30s
"You're Fooling Yourself" | Leftover Women
A Chinese woman meets a matchmaker who has blunt advice about her marriage prospects.
Clip: S21 Ep9 | 2m 18s
Trailer | Leftover Women
Modern Chinese women juggle love life with careers in a society that frowns on singlehood.
Preview: S21 Ep9 | 30s
Trailer | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code
Were the 739 deaths from Chicago's 1995 heatwave a one-time tragedy or appalling trend?
Preview: S21 Ep8 | 30s
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