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Independent Lens

Independent Lens

This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. INDEPENDENT LENS features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history. The series is supported by interactive companion Web sites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns.

Latest Episodes

Mon Jan 7th, 10:00pm
Tue Jan 8th, 1:00am
Wed Jan 9th, 4:00am
Thu Jan 10th, 3:00am
Sat Jan 12th, 4:00am
Sun Jan 13th, 3:00am
WGBY World
Wed Jan 9th, 8:00pm
Thu Jan 10th, 1:00am
Thu Jan 10th, 9:00am
Thu Jan 10th, 3:00pm
Sat Jan 12th, 12:00pm
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/o8tl6LM_Z8u6opMhIpe3mg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Generations of family farming go up in flames as the North Dakota oil rush leaves human memory, culture, and identity scorched in its wake. My Country, No More follows one rural American family’s path of resistance through the rise and fall of the boom. /episodes/get/88954 /episode/88954 My Country No More /episode-player/88954

Explore the rise and fall of the recent North Dakota oil boom through the intimate lens of one family fighting to preserve their agricultural way of life, which puts them at odds with relatives and neighbors determined to sell.

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Mon, 01/07/2019 - 22:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/8B-I99hAHgAgAa7UnpAynA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Grand Saline, Texas, a town east of Dallas, has a history of racism, a history the community doesn’t talk about. This shroud of secrecy ended when Charles Moore, an elderly white preacher, self-immolated to protest the town’s racism in 2014, shining a spotlight on the town’s dark past. Man on Fire... /episodes/get/88191 /episode/88191 Man on Fire /episode-player/88191

Learn the story of an elderly white Texas minister who set himself on fire to protest the virulent racism of his community and the country at large. Friends, family members, neighbors and colleagues search for an explanation of his action.

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Mon, 12/17/2018 - 22:00
WGBY World
Sun Jan 27th, 10:00pm
Mon Jan 28th, 2:00am
Mon Jan 28th, 10:00am

Explore the politically charged battle to take down ACORN, a controversial national community-organizing group. Working with lower income communities, the group was investigated by undercover journalists, cutting to the heart of the political divide.

Air date:
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:23

Watch this film up to April 30th.

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Tue, 04/17/2018 - 04:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/O15VTTHdHg_MYRMOtlqe_g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Served Like a Girl is a powerful and poignant look at a group of diverse female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, who participate in the “Ms. Veteran America” competition. /episodes/get/64485 /episode/64485 Served Like a Girl /episode-player/64485

Watch this film up to June 11th.

Air date:
Sun, 04/15/2018 - 23:47
WGBY World
Wed Feb 27th, 1:30am
Wed Feb 27th, 9:30am
Thu Feb 28th, 1:30am
Thu Feb 28th, 9:30am
Thu Feb 28th, 3:30pm
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/pOhC__J7IcAPVXGzv__THg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false True Conviction follows exonerated ex-prisoners who started a detective agency to help free other wrongly incarcerated people, as they rebuild their lives, investigate cases, support each other, and campaign to fix the criminal justice system. /episodes/get/62282 /episode/62282 True Conviction /episode-player/62282

Meet three exonerated ex-prisoners who start a detective agency to rebuild their lives, help free other wrongly incarcerated persons, and fix the criminal justice system.

Air date:
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:10
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