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by Tim Slade and Joanna Buggy

In four corners of the globe on four different days throughout the year, four violinists and a small ensemble of their musician friends come together to perform one of the most well loved pieces of music in the world; Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection


by Olivier Meyrou

Fabrice Champion was an accomplished trapeze artist when a circus accident paralyzed him from the neck down. But he is determined to return to the big top.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Belarusian Waltz

by Andrzej Fidyk and Torstein Grude

In Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship, performance artist Alexander Pushkin uses his "patriotic" art to protest his government's policies and persecution.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, POV

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

Fair Play

by David Herman

A troupe of actors — most with learning disabilities — confront the challenges of being different, while rehearsing The Choice, an acclaimed play about abortion.

Global Perspectives Collection

Gypsy Caravan: When the Road Bends

by Jasmine Dellal

A rare and dazzling look inside the world of top Romani performers, who transcend social isolation and community poverty through their music.

Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story

by Dante James and Charles Hobson

Based on the book by William Shack, Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story looks at the impact of African American performers and musicians during the great jazz era in Paris.

Great Performances

Last Days of the Arctic

by Margret Jonasdottir and Magnus Vidar Sigurdsson

RAX is a photographer who has made a career of capturing the human faces of climate change, and the vanishing lifestyles of the Far North.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

National Gallery

by Frederick Wiseman

National Gallery goes behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.

Upcoming broadcasts 

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos

by James Chressanthis

Two Hungarian film students escaped communist Hungary in 1956, with little more than a camera and a shopping bag full of film. Over the next 50 years, Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond would reinvent Hollywood moviemaking for an entire generation — and maintain an iron-clad friendship along the way.

Independent Lens


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