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ACORN and The Firestorm

by Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard

The story of how ACORN, a national community-organizing group devoted to empowering lower income communities, was attacked by undercover journalists, cutting to the heart of the great political divide.


by David Felix Sutcliffe and Su Kim

A 16-year-old Muslim girl growing up in Harlem is picked up by the FBI on suspicion of being a “potential suicide bomber.”

Building Babel

by David Osit

Sharif El-Gamal wanted to give back to Lower Manhattan by building a community center called Park51. When the project flew into the spcial consciousness as a political football called the "Ground Zero Mosque," El-Gamal's dreams and faith were shaken.

America ReFramed


by Robert Rooy and DJ Savarese

Deej is the story of DJ Savarese ("Deej"), a gifted, young writer and an advocate for nonspeaking autistics.

July '64

by Christine Christopher and Carvin Eison

In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York.

Independent Lens

The Lost Dream

by Jehan S. Harney

Nazar and Salam helped the coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and were forced to flee their homes. As they begin new lives in the United States, they wonder if their sacrifice was worth the costs.

Global Voices

Lost Sparrow

by Chris Billing

Three decades ago, two Crow Indian brothers ran away from home and no one knew why. Their sudden and mysterious deaths sent shockwaves through a tiny upstate New York community. Lost Sparrow is their adoptive brother's journey to bring Bobby and Tyler home and confront a painful truth that shattered his family.

Independent Lens

Love Free or Die

by Macky Alston and Sandra Itkoff

Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality, and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

Independent Lens

Upcoming broadcasts 

Out in the Night

by Blair Doroshwalther

Gay African American women friends defending themselves against a violent sexual assault in a seemingly gay-friendly New York City neighborhood are arrested for assault and attempted murder. A different kind of fight ensues in the courts and the media.


Upcoming broadcasts 

Revolution '67

by Bongiorno Productions Inc.

Revolution '67 returns to Newark, New Jersey in the summer of 1967 to reveal the untold story of what happened during the Newark rebellion.



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