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Independent Lens Programs

Meet the Patels

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Screening November 27 - December 25, 2016 | Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried.

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The Bad Kids

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Screening January 22 - February 19, 2017 | Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative for at-risk students with little hope of graduating from a traditional high school.

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Newtown

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Screening February 27 - March 27, 2017 | Newtown uses deeply personal testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.

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National Bird

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Screening April 1 - April 30, 2017 | National Bird follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war.

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Real Boy

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Screening May 21 - June 18, 2017 | Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom.

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Independent Lens | Best of Enemies

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Watch Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10:30pm on WMHT-TV | In 1968, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. changed TV news forever with their explosive debates.

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T-Rex | Her Fight for Gold

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Watch Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 11:30pm on WMHT-TV | T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa Shields, who was just 17 years old when she won the Olympic gold medal for women’s boxing in 2012.

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Independent Lens | Trapped

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Watch Monday June 20, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT-TV | Visit the front lines of the fight over controversial laws designed to restrict abortion access.

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Armed in America

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PBS announced that ARMED IN AMERICA, a special two-night television event exploring gun violence in America, is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, May 9-10, 2016.

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Independent Lens | Dogtown Redemption

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Watch Monday, May 16, 2016 at midnight on WMHT TV | Dogtown Redemption follows the lives of three of these people over the course of seven years: an ultimate recycling hustler, a former minister who struggles with his own fall from grace, and the daughter of a prominent Korean.

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