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Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Independent Lens 2019-2020 Season Promo

Independent Lens

Independent Lens 2019-2020 Season Promo

Award-winning films from Independent Lens. Coming to PBS, America’s home for documentaries

Independent Lens 2019-2020 Season Promo

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Trailer | Pipe Dreams

Independent Lens

Trailer | Pipe Dreams

Talented young musicians compete in the world's most prestigious pipe organ competition.

Trailer | Pipe Dreams

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Trailer | Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Independent Lens

Trailer | Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Reclusive activist Marion Stokes videotaped TV 24/7 for decades in the name of truth.

Trailer | Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Floating International Trash | Eating Up Easter

Independent Lens

Floating International Trash | Eating Up Easter

How does an island 2,500 miles from the mainland get rid of tourist trash? It's a problem.

Floating International Trash | Eating Up Easter

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Trailer | Eating Up Easter

Independent Lens

Trailer | Eating Up Easter

The challenge to protect remote Rapa Nui culture and environment from modernization.

Trailer | Eating Up Easter

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Trailer | Rewind

Independent Lens

Trailer | Rewind

Rewind paints a vivid but hopeful portrait of a family plagued by a cycle of abuse.

Trailer | Rewind

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens "I Was Just a Little Kid" | Rewind

Independent Lens

"I Was Just a Little Kid" | Rewind

The terrible moment when everything changed in Sasha Neulinger's childhood.

"I Was Just a Little Kid" | Rewind

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens The Wondrous T-Cell | Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Independent Lens

The Wondrous T-Cell | Jim Allison: Breakthrough

When young med student Jim Allison met his wife, he also met a new medical discovery.

The Wondrous T-Cell | Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Trailer | Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Independent Lens

Trailer | Jim Allison: Breakthrough

The story of one warmhearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.

Trailer | Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Survive for the Next Day | The Hottest August

Independent Lens

Survive for the Next Day | The Hottest August

In The Hottest August, two New Yorkers address their future and the planet's with concern.

Survive for the Next Day | The Hottest August

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Trailer | The Hottest August

Independent Lens

Trailer | The Hottest August

Ordinary New Yorkers share their anxieties about the future while bracing for record heat.

Trailer | The Hottest August

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Jails for Mental Illness | Bedlam

Independent Lens

Jails for Mental Illness | Bedlam

America's three largest jails are also its three largest psychiatric treatment facilities.

Jails for Mental Illness | Bedlam

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Trailer | Bedlam

Independent Lens

Trailer | Bedlam

The stories of people with mental illness are explored with immediacy and urgency.

Trailer | Bedlam

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens The Baby Recruiting Network | One Child Nation

Independent Lens

The Baby Recruiting Network | One Child Nation

How a network in China worked to find babies for orphanages during the "one-child" era.

The Baby Recruiting Network | One Child Nation

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Independent Lens

One Child Nation - Trailer

Filmmaker Nanfu Wang explores the devastating impacts of China’s one-child policy.

One Child Nation - Trailer

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Trailer | Always in Season

Independent Lens

Trailer | Always in Season

Always in Season is a haunting exploration of lynching and racial violence in America.

Trailer | Always in Season

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens "He Had too Much to Live For" | Always in Season

Independent Lens

"He Had too Much to Live For" | Always in Season

Lennon Lacy's mother recalls the last time she saw her son, seeking closure on his death.

"He Had too Much to Live For" | Always in Season

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens "Like a Lynching" | Always in Season

Independent Lens

"Like a Lynching" | Always in Season

Lennon Lacy's brother voices disbelief at police report declaring his death a suicide.

"Like a Lynching" | Always in Season

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens "A Real Ark for a Real Flood" | We Believe in Dinosaurs

Independent Lens

"A Real Ark for a Real Flood" | We Believe in Dinosaurs

A massive Noah's Ark exhibit aims to show how the Biblical flood really happened.

"A Real Ark for a Real Flood" | We Believe in Dinosaurs

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Trailer | We Believe In Dinosaurs

Independent Lens

Trailer | We Believe In Dinosaurs

The Bible and science collide amid the battleground of a Kentucky creationism museum.

Trailer | We Believe In Dinosaurs

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens "You're Fooling Yourself" | Leftover Women

Independent Lens

"You're Fooling Yourself" | Leftover Women

A Chinese woman meets a matchmaker who has blunt advice about her marriage prospects.

"You're Fooling Yourself" | Leftover Women

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Trailer | Leftover Women

Independent Lens

Trailer | Leftover Women

Modern Chinese women juggle love life with careers in a society that frowns on singlehood.

Trailer | Leftover Women

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens Trailer | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

Independent Lens

Trailer | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

Were the 739 deaths from Chicago's 1995 heatwave a one-time tragedy or appalling trend?

Trailer | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens "Almost Perfect Overlaps" | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

Independent Lens

"Almost Perfect Overlaps" | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

A heat death map lays out a painful reality about the tragic 1995 Chicago heatwave.

"Almost Perfect Overlaps" | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code