The Great Japanese Train Crash: Brakeless, on PBS Independent Lens
When a high-speed commuter train slammed into a Japanese apartment building in 2005, over 100 people died: Brakeless on PBS reveals the corporate disease behind the crash.
Documenting While Black: The Making of Evolution of a Criminal
On the surface, Evolution of a Criminal tells the story of a young man's decision to rob a bank in order to save his family from a cycle of debilitating poverty. Underneath this seemingly straightforward tale, one discovers the hidden architecture of race, class and privilege that shapes our society. The story behind the making of this first-person, personal narrative is as profound as the film itself.
Twins, Raised in Different Worlds
Twin Sisters From China Stay in Touch
— New York Times
New parents were told girls weren't twins; DNA says yes
They live thousands of miles apart, they speak different languages, but they are definitely twin sisters.
— USA Today
Bully: How Five Families Suffered from Bullying, From PBS Independent Lens
The days of dismissing bullying as “kids will be kids” should be – but are not – over.
Public TV Documentaries Lead the Way on Racial Diversity
With Independent Lens,, PBS led the way on racial diversity. 30% of its documentaries had at least one minority director, contrasted with HBO, whose documentaries had 13%.
— Indie Wire
Two new PBS films to help families with specific issues
This fall, PBS will be presenting a special series from Independent Lens. The two films in the series are about families. The first film will address the very difficult topic of bullying and the second film will present a special type of love that twins have – even when separated at birth!
PBS Teases Independent Lens Series With TV Premiere of Bully
PBS will air Bully, the much-discussed 2011 documentary that tracks a year in the life of bullied American kids, as the opener for its "Independent Lens" series.
— Indie Wire
Spike Lee helps a film student face his past
When a film student decided to revisit his criminal teenage past, he found a powerful ally in filmmaker Spike Lee.
— Denver Post
The New Black
When race, religion, and LGBT identity collide.
— Out Smart Magazine
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