Text Size: Small Medium Large

Independent Lens

Latest Episodes

The Trials of Muhammad Ali Air date: 04-14-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365205244/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This is the story of Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime... /episodes/get/12388 /episode/12388 Independent Lens: The Trials of Muhammad Ali /episode-player/12388
Brothers Hypnotic Air date: 04-08-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365199703/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The brotherhood of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is literal. Through an unorthodox upbringing, the eight boys were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran. Now as young men, making their way on the streets of New York and in the music business, with stardom... /episodes/get/12338 /episode/12338 Independent Lens: Brothers Hypnotic /episode-player/12338
Wham! Bam! Islam! Air date: 04-01-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2151623292/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace. /episodes/get/1509 /episode/1509 Independent Lens: Wham! Bam! Islam! /episode-player/1509
Medora Air date: 04-01-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365195424/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A once-booming rural community with a thriving middle class has seen its factories and farms close as the population dwindles. A deeply personal look at small-town life, this film follows a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team as its struggles to compete parallel the town’s own fight for... /episodes/get/12154 /episode/12154 Independent Lens: Medora /episode-player/12154
All of Me Air date: 03-25-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365190806/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. They met via the Austin chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat. Now they’re going through the life-changing process of weight-loss surgery. The experience presents a host of issues and consequences — some they knew they... /episodes/get/12058 /episode/12058 Independent Lens: All of Me /episode-player/12058
The Revolutionary Optimists Air date: 03-01-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365006100/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums - awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of... /episodes/get/9495 /episode/9495 Independent Lens: The Revolutionary Optimists /episode-player/9495
Video Title
 
 
 
1480

Episode Archive

Troop 1500 - A Women and Girls Lead Online Festival...
March is Women's History Month and to celebrate we're bringing you 10 films as part of the Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival. Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers, and drug dealers, but the Girl Scouts of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers, and marine biologists....
Air date: 12/08/2011
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2174675847/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false March is Women's History Month and to celebrate we're bringing you 10 films as part of the Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival. Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers, and drug dealers, but the Girl Scouts of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers, and marine biologists.... /episodes/get/1507 /episode/1507 Independent Lens: Troop 1500 - A Women and Girls Lead Online Festival... /episode-player/1507
Children of Haiti
In the midst of Haiti's lush mountains and historical relics is an epidemic of over 500,000 orphan children who wander the streets. Known as the "soulless" and forgotten by their own people, they do what they must to survive each day. Follow three teenage boys who share a common dream of education...
Air date: 01/02/2012
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2177525642/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In the midst of Haiti's lush mountains and historical relics is an epidemic of over 500,000 orphan children who wander the streets. Known as the "soulless" and forgotten by their own people, they do what they must to survive each day. Follow three teenage boys who share a common dream of education... /episodes/get/1484 /episode/1484 Independent Lens: Children of Haiti /episode-player/1484
Have You Heard From Johannesburg: Episode 1
Just as the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, South Africa heads in the opposite direction, instituting a system of racist and oppressive laws against non-whites, and imprisoning opposition leaders including Nelson Mandela.
Air date: 01/12/2012
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2186320824/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Just as the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, South Africa heads in the opposite direction, instituting a system of racist and oppressive laws against non-whites, and imprisoning opposition leaders including Nelson Mandela. /episodes/get/1493 /episode/1493 Independent Lens: Have You Heard From Johannesburg: Episode 1 /episode-player/1493
Have You Heard From Johannesburg: Episode 2
When South Africa's ruling whites brutally suppress a youth uprising in Soweto and murder resistance leader Steven Biko, young people in the West join a growing international movement to sanction and isolate South Africa.
Air date: 01/12/2012
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2186377200/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false When South Africa's ruling whites brutally suppress a youth uprising in Soweto and murder resistance leader Steven Biko, young people in the West join a growing international movement to sanction and isolate South Africa. /episodes/get/1494 /episode/1494 Independent Lens: Have You Heard From Johannesburg: Episode 2 /episode-player/1494
Episode 3: Have You Heard From Johannesburg
Only a decade removed from the height of its own civil rights movement, the United States becomes a key battleground as African Americans lead a grassroots movement to force the United States to reverse its policies toward South Africa.
Air date: 01/19/2012
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2188475723/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Only a decade removed from the height of its own civil rights movement, the United States becomes a key battleground as African Americans lead a grassroots movement to force the United States to reverse its policies toward South Africa. /episodes/get/1486 /episode/1486 Independent Lens: Episode 3: Have You Heard From Johannesburg /episode-player/1486
Video Title