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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 Nov 11th, 10:00pm
Tue Nov 12th, 2:00am
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Sat Nov 16th, 3:00am
WGBY World
Thu Nov 14th, 1:00am
Thu Nov 14th, 9:00am
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Sat Nov 16th, 12:00pm
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/7Hd29O1xfdZzjd-ciGxiWw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The Interpreters is a poignant but tense portrayal of a very human and high-stakes side of war's aftermath, the story of how Afghan and Iraqi interpreters risked their lives aiding American troops--but then became the people we left behind. /episodes/get/97635 /episode/97635 The Interpreters /episode-player/97635

Meet some of the more than 50,000 interpreters who helped protect U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, now struggling for safety in the aftermath of war.

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Mon, 11/11/2019 - 04:15
WGBY World
Thu Oct 31st, 12:30am
Thu Oct 31st, 8:30am
Thu Oct 31st, 2:30pm
Sat Nov 2nd, 12:00pm
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/_-FyX9PGS6RWnQTHbWKUNw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In Boise, nurses, nail technicians, and stay-at-home mothers are choosing to become paid reproductive surrogates for people from around the world. Made in Boise offers a rare glimpse into this world by intimately following the lives of four surrogates, as they build relationships with the intended... /episodes/get/97301 /episode/97301 Made in Boise /episode-player/97301

Go inside the lives of four surrogates in Boise, Idaho and the intended parents whose children they carry. Follows the women as they navigate the rigors of pregnancy and the mixed feelings of their own families, who struggle to understand.

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Mon, 10/28/2019 - 05:15
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/-425K5urSdXhLckvXIuXnw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Wrestle goes inside the lives of four members of the high school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School--a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools. Teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan show that needing a win can be about much more than just beating your... /episodes/get/92370 /episode/92370 Wrestle /episode-player/92370

Meet four Alabama high school wrestlers facing challenges on and off the mat. Along with their coach, they grapple with obstacles that jeopardize their success but, despite the odds, these young men pursue their goals with humor and courage.

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Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:15
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/VLPM3i3ZXZkAiRcmOohZBQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false A story usually hidden behind a more glamorous front, Harvest Season probes the lives of the multigenerational Latinos, temporary laborers, and permanent residents intimately connected to the production of premium wines in the Napa and Sonoma regions of Northern California — in the midst of one of... /episodes/get/92168 /episode/92168 Harvest Season /episode-player/92168

Spend an agricultural year in Napa Valley and meet some of the unsung people who play a critical role in making some of the world's most celebrated wines, yet whose stories have largely gone untold.

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Mon, 05/13/2019 - 05:15
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/BHHNohP6gdA1w5BCUWkOcg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In Out of State, two native Hawaiians sent thousands of miles away to a private prison in the desert find a community of other native Hawaiians and discover indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. After finishing their terms and returning to Hawai'i, the men both... /episodes/get/91938 /episode/91938 Out of State /episode-player/91938

Shipped thousands of miles away from Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two Native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence.

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Mon, 05/06/2019 - 05:15

Meet the people working to stem the tide of violence in Baltimore.

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Mon, 04/22/2019 - 05:15
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