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Independent Lens | Las Marthas

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Watch Monday, February 17, 2014 at midnight | Follow the Mexican-American girls who help preserve the Martha Washington debutante ball in Laredo.

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Independent Lens | The State of Arizona

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Watch Monday, January 27, 2014 at midnight | Witness the tense emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s struggle with illegal immigration.

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Independent Lens | Blood Brother

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Watch Monday, January 20, 2014 at midnight | Trace Rocky Braat’s journey from America to India, where he devotes his life to HIV-infected orphans.

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Independent Lens | At Berkeley

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Watch Monday, January 13, 2014 at midnight | Go back to school in Frederick Wiseman’s intimate and sprawling documentary about UC Berkeley.

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Independent Lens | The Invisible War

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Watch Monday, January 6, 2014 at midnight | Hear about the epidemic of rape and sexual assault within the ranks of the U.S. military.

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Independent Lens | Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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Watch Monday, December 23, 2013 at midnight | Hear the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world’s greatest sushi chef.

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Independent Lens | Playwright From Page to Stage

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Watch Monday, December 16, 2013 at midnight | See two young playwrights, African- and Indian-American, create a new language for the stage.

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Independent Lens | The Waiting Room: Let Me Down Easy

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Watch Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10pm | View the healthcare system through the eyes of those stuck in an ER waiting room in Oakland.

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Independent Lens | The Revolutionary Optimists

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Watch Monday, June 17, 2013 at midnight | Witness the transformation some of the poorest slums of Kolkata through the empowerment of children.

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Independent Lens | Soul Food Junkies

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Monday, May 20, 2013 at midnight | Learn more about the soul-food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity with filmmaker Byron Hurt.

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

New York NOW: Education & History

Thousands rally for more charter schools

Thousands rally for more charter schools

It was the charter schools’ turn to rally at the State Capitol Wednesday in support of Governor Cuomo’s proposal to...

POV Documentary Blog

Alex Winter’s “Deep Web” Looks Into Dark Corners of Digital Society

Alex Winter’s “Deep Web” Looks Into Dark Corners of Digital Society

If you ever watched House of Cards and were as riveted as I by the young skinny, hipster hacker character who looks...