Three strangers – brought together by gun violence – humanize and disrupt the narrative about so-called “black on black” crime in America.
Bold Stories Begin Here
Featured Funded Films
A Chinese American cop shoots and kills an innocent black man; suddenly two marginalized communities must navigate an uneven criminal justice system together.
A groundbreaking documentary series embedded inside the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.
Trailblazing Stories for Public Media
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Open Call provides documentary funding and co-production support so you can complete your nonfiction work in progress, then air it on public television.Find out more
Reopens Spring 2021
Diversity Development Fund
DDF gives producers of color up to $25,000 in research and development funding so you can develop your documentary for air on public television. Pre-production nonfiction projects only.Find out more
Reopens Summer 2021
Short-Form Open Call
Short-Form Open Call offers development and co-production funding to help you complete your short nonfiction film or series for distribution on public media's web-based platforms.Find out more
Reopens Summer 2021
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News February 4, 2021
Documentary storytelling pipeline will support increased understanding of the inequities in the justice system and inspire local civic dialogue about reform
News January 6, 2021
Lois Vossen has been the executive producer of Independent Lens since the show's inception as a primetime series on PBS.
PBS’s showcase of independent documentaries and ITVS-funded stories like Mr. SOUL!