Independent Lens


Season 16 Episode 3 | 55m 32s | Video has closed captioning.

The <i>Independent Lens</i> documentary <i>Brakeless</i> investigates what led the driver of a Japanese commuter train to accelerate perilously, causing a deadly crash. Piecing together personal accounts of those affected by the tragedy, <i>Brakeless</i> poses a question for a society that equates speed with progress: have the national virtues of punctuality and compliance become dangerous?

Aired: 10/28/14

Expired: 11/27/14

Rating: TV-PG

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