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Independent Lens Programs

Independent Lens: More Than a Month

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Watch Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7pm on WORLD | Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, goes on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month.

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Independent Lens | The Kill Team/Confusion Through Sand

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Watch Monday, January 19, 2015 at midnight | Learn about a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan who tried to alert military to war crimes committed by his platoon.

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Independent Lens | A Path Appears

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Watch Mondays, January 26 - February 9, 2015 at 10pm | Three-part series about activists fighting gender oppression in the U.S. and the world. 

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Independent Lens | Evolution of a Criminal

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Watch Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10pm | Seventeen years after serving his sentence for a bank robbery, follow Darius Clark Monroe as he faces the people affected by his actions.

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Independent Lens | Detropia

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Watch Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7pm on WORLD | Learn how Detroit residents are ready to create a radically new post-industrial city.

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Independent Lens | Medora

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Watch Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:30pm on WORLD | Follow a down-but-not-out basketball team whose struggles parallel its town’s fight for survival.

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Independent Lens | Rich Hill

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Watch Monday, January 5, 2015 at midnight on WMHT TV | Witness the challenges, hopes and dreams of three boys in an economically depressed Missouri town.

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Independent Lens | How to Survive a Plague

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Watch Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:30pm on WORLD | Follow two groups whose activism turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

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Independent Lens | Brakeless

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Watch Monday, October 27, 2014 at midnight | Examine the Japanese pursuit of efficiency, even at the expense of safety.

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Independent Lens | Twin Sisters

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Watch Monday, October 20, 2014 at midnight | Examine the inextricable bond between adopted twins reared apart.

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Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

New York NOW: Education & History

Advocates say state needs to obey 10 year old school aid court order

It’s been 10 years since New York’s highest court ordered that more state money be paid to schools with the poorest children. But advocates say in the decade since...

POV Documentary Blog

Featured Event: Buddhist Pathways Prison Project Screens 'The Return'

Join Buddhist Pathway Prison Project for a free screening of 'The Return', as part of their Summer 2016 Film Series.