Press Releases

  1. Real Boy Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, June 19, 2017 on PBS

    April 20, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity.

  2. They Call Us Monsters Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 22, 2017 on PBS

    March 30, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — They Call Us Monsters goes behind the walls of the Compound, a high-security facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters.

  3. Forever Pure Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 15, 2017 on PBS

    March 30, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — Beitar Jerusalem Football Club, formed in 1936, is the most popular and controversial soccer team in Israel, a symbol of right-wing politics and the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player. Midway through the 2012-13 season a secretive transfer by the owner, Russian-Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak, brought two Muslim players from Chechnya onto the team.

  4. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 8, 2017 on PBS

    March 30, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — In the United States there are 2.2 million people in prison, up from only 300,000 forty years ago, yet for most Americans, prisons have never felt more distant or more out of sight.

  5. Farmer/Veteran Premieres on Independent Lens Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017 on PBS

    March 28, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. He dives into life on the farm with his new love Jessica, but cannot shake the lingering traumas of war.