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Independent Lens

Independent Lens introduces a new documentary film each week from among the best independent filmmakers working today, creating an independent film festival in your living room.

Dolores airs Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

Episodes

Season 21
Episode 11
In We Believe in Dinosaurs the Bible and science collide amid the battleground of a...
Season 21
Episode 10
Leftover Women follows three successful Chinese women who, despite thriving careers, are...
Season 21
Episode 9
Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of the tragic 1995 Chicago heatwave, the...
Season 21
Episode 7
25 years after Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in...
Season 21
Episode 6
In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party formed alliances across ethnic and racial lines...
Season 21
Episode 2
Decade of Fire covers a shocking but untold piece of American urban history, when the...

Specials

A follow-up to East of Salinas, The Dreamer revisits Jose Ansaldo, a bright, optimistic...
Sophie Sartain, director of the Independent Lens documentary Mimi and Dona, which...
With parents working long hours in the fields, third grader Jose Ansaldo turns to his...
In this piece by filmmaker Mat Hames, we get to know more about Eastern Shoshone tribal...
In Tallahassee, Florida, Mayor Andrew Gillum, the local sheriff, a student victim of a...
Pastor Sam Saylor, whose son was shot and killed in Hartford, CT shortly before the Sandy...
50 years after a gunman opened fire from the tower at University of Texas — the first...
Learn some of the astonishing statistics about the history of SWAT usage in United States...
Former Black Panther Jamal Joseph describes how his thirst for violence was directed...
Ericka Huggins, a former leader in the Black Panther, shares her admiration for the...
Ron "Stray Dog" Hall and his wife go biker patch shopping.
1971 filmmaker Johanna Hamilton joins The Burglary author Betty Medsger and Citizen Four...
In this video extra, learn more about the story of Clela Rorex, former County Clerk in...
Inmigrantes adolescentes enfrentan la discriminación, barreras del idioma, tradiciones...
It’s the last few weeks of high school for Yessenia, a soft-spoken senior with two small...
Son las últimas pocas semanas de la preparatoria para Yessenia, una estudiante del cuarto...
Sharon Montano de Oakland decide regresar a la escuela a los 20 años después de varios...
¡Avancemos! sigue a un grupo de estudiantes del octavo año en San Antonio terminando su...
Sharon Montano of Oakland decides to go back to school at age 20 after several years of...
Skipping Up follows a group of eighth graders in San Antonio as they finish their year in...
Immigrant teens face discrimination, language barriers, unfamiliar cultural traditions —...
Can't Hold Me Back follows Detroit teen Fernando Parraz as he overcomes a mountain of...
Nada Me Detiene sigue a un adolescente de Detroit, Fernando Parraz, en su lucha por...

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A new documentary film each week from among the best independent filmmakers working today.