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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.

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//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
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//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
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//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.

Air date:
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 05:15
WGBY World
Fri Jul 19th, 8:30pm
Sat Jul 20th, 1:30am
Sat Jul 20th, 9:30am
Sat Jul 20th, 3:30pm
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Meet a group of Baltimore citizens, police and government officials as they cope with the consequences of three years of unparalleled violence. With grit, fury and compassion, they're trying to reclaim their city's future.

Air date:
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 05:15
WGBY World
Thu Aug 1st, 1:30am
Thu Aug 1st, 9:30am
Thu Aug 1st, 3:30pm
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Follow three "country doctors" in rural New Mexico -- the site of a physician shortage and an opioid epidemic -- who work at clinics that offer care for all, regardless of ability to pay.

Air date:
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 05:15
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Explore the lives of Tre, Maison and Dasan, three of the estimated one in 14 American children with a parent in prison. Take an emotional look at relationships tested by separation and the challenges of growing up with a parent behind bars.

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Mon, 04/01/2019 - 05:15
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