Press Releases

  1. LEFTOVER WOMEN PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    January 17, 2020

    China’s former one-child policy has resulted in a severe demographic imbalance, a country that today has 30 million more men than women. Facing pressure from a government that approaches this ratio as a threat to social stability, and receiving scrutiny from parents who believe that only marriage will create lifelong security for their daughters,

  2. THE FIRST RAINBOW COALITION PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    January 16, 2020

    A little-known 1960s movement in Chicago brought together a trailblazing alliance of community groups, including the Black Panthers, to confront social issues. Told through rare archival footage and interviews with former Coalition members, filmmaker Ray Santisteban’s The First Rainbow Coalition took more than a decade to complete and depicts the

  3. ACCEPT THE CALL PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    January 8, 2020

    Twenty-five years after Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minneapolis, Minnesota his worst fear is realized when his 19-year-old-son Zacharia is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting. In Accept the Call, filmmaker Eunice Lau chronicles Yusuf’s journey over three years as he tries to understand why his son would

  4. ATTLA Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, December 16 on PBS and PBS.org

    November 18, 2019

    (San Francisco, CA) — ATTLA tells the gripping but little-known story of George Attla, an Alaska Native dogsled racer who, with one good leg and fierce determination, became a legendary sports hero in Northern communities around the world. Part dog whisperer, part canny businessman and part heartthrob, Attla rose to international fame during a unique

  5. Conscience Point Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, November 18, 2019, on PBS and PBS.org

    October 1, 2019

    (San Francisco, CA) — In Long Island’s Hamptons, one of the wealthiest areas in the nation and an epicenter of the luxury property boom, a clash of values is taking place. Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation — the original inhabitants of the beautiful peninsula — find themselves squeezed onto a tiny, impoverished reservation. Over hundreds of years,