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About Independent Lens

INDEPENDENT LENS is America's home for independent documentary film. Each week the award-winning series delivers engaging documentaries crafted by the industry’s boldest filmmakers. Independent Lens films have won 19 Emmy Awards, 16 Peabody Awards, five duPont-Columbia University Awards, and have received 10 Academy Award nominations. Independent Lens won the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 International Documentary Association (IDA) Award for Best Continuing Series.

Indie Lens Pop-Up

About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues, to family and community relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

Indie Lens Pop-Up 2020 - 2021 Films

Jonathan Scott's Power Trip

The “Property Brother” journeys across the U.S. to explore the battle over solar energy.

Pre-broadcast Screening Window
October 18 – November 15, 2020

Post-broadcast Screening Window
November 17 – December 16, 2020

9to5: The Story of a Movement (Trailer Coming Soon)

Before the hit song or film, 9to5 was an inspiring movement for equality that encapsulated the spirit of both the women’s and labor movements of the 1970s.

Pre-broadcast Screening Window
January 2 – January 31, 2021

Post-broadcast Screening Window
February 2 – February 9, 2021


From 1968 to 1973, the PBS variety show “Soul!” offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure. The vibrant documentary “Mr. Soul!” captures the way producer and host Ellis Haizlip revolutionized television during a critical moment in U.S. history.

Pre-broadcast Screening Window
January 23 – February 21, 2021

Post-broadcast Screening Window
February 23 – February 28, 2021

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Coded Bias

What does it mean when the technology that surrounds our lives is built on systemic racial and gender-based prejudices? This is the truth about the invisible forces that decide everyday human potential.

Pre-broadcast Screening Window
February 20 – March 21, 2021

Post-broadcast Screening Window
March 23 – March 31, 2021

The Donut King (Trailer Coming Soon)

The Donut King tells the story of a Cambodian refugee who escaped genocide and overcame poverty to build a life for himself—and hundreds of other immigrant families—by baking America’s favorite pastry and building an unlikely multimillion-dollar empire of donut shops.

Pre-broadcast Screening Window
April 24 – May 23, 2021

Post-broadcast Screening Window
May 25 –May 31, 2021

Indie Lens Pop-Up Virtual Screenings

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