Beyond the Call

by Adrian Belic

In a Mother Teresa-meets-Indiana Jones adventure, three middle-aged friends and ex-soldiers travel the world delivering humanitarian aid to the front lines of war.

Independent Lens


by Duane Baughman

Bhutto chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating world leaders of our time, Benazir Bhutto.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices

Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life

by Robert Levi

The composer of "Take the A-Train" and other Duke Ellington hits, Billy Strayhorn struggled with obscurity and prejudice as a successful gay man in the tumultuous middle of the 20th century.

Independent Lens

Bird by Bird with Annie: A Portrait of Anne Lamott

by Freida Lee Mock

A profile of bestselling author, humorist, recovering alcoholic, born-again Christian and single mother Anne Lamott.

Independent Lens

Black Gold

by Nick Francis and Marc Francis

Tracing one man's fight for a fair price, Black Gold is an eye-opening expose of the $80 billion coffee industry.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

by Stanley Nelson

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution sheds light on the Black Panther Party — and all its reviled, adored, misunderstood, and mythologized history.

Independent Lens

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

by Goran Hugo Olsson

A fascinating look at America's Black Power movement as seen through the eyes of Swedish filmmakers who shot hours of footage in the late 1960s and 1970s with many of the movement's leaders.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Blessed Is the Match

by Roberta Grossman

Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis.

Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens

Blood Brother

by Steve Hoover

An intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, who traveled to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children with HIV living at an AIDS hostel, a place of unspeakable hardship, he decided to stay and devote his life to them.

Independent Lens

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

by Catherine Gund

Not just a choreographer, Elizabeth Streb is a wildly extreme action architect. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her dancers from the ground, to the wall, and to the sky.

Independent Lens


By Topic