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
PBS Premieres God Loves Uganda on Independent Lens Tonight
One of the most acclaimed documentaries of the year, God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry.
— Broadway World
American Evangelicals Persecute Gays in Uganda: A Frightening PBS Expose
The documentary tracks how Evangelical Christian missionaries from the United States supported and help push through The Anti-Homosexuality Act in the Ugandan legislature.
In a Blaze of Confusion
Documentaries don’t come more sparse or more disturbing than Let the Fire Burn, Jason Osder’s examination of the disastrous confrontation between the police and the radical group MOVE in Philadelphia in May 1985.
— New York Times
Essay: A Fragile Trust shows irresponsibility behind Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal
The morning of April 26, 2003, started badly. And it got worse.
— Washington Post
A Fragile Trust, TV review
New report on Jayson Blair case looks at the issues behind a newspaper's weakness against deception
— New York Daily News