Press Releases

  1. T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold Premieres on Independent Lens Tuesday, August 2, 2016, on PBS

    May 18, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) – T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa "T-Rex" Shields from Flint, Michigan. Shields was just 17 years old when she won the gold medal for women’s boxing in 2012 — the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympic games. Directed by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari and produced by Sue Jaye

  2. Independent Lens Executive Producer Lois Vossen Selected as Documentary Chairperson for the Magnolia Awards at the 22nd Shanghai TV Festival, June 6-10, 2016

    April 12, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) — Independent Lens Executive Producer Lois Vossen has been named the Chairperson for Documentaries for the Magnolia Awards, the world’s leading international TV competition, bestowed by the Shanghai TV Festival in China. The 22nd Shanghai TV Festival will take place from June 6 to 10, 2016. Magnolia Awards are given in four

  3. TED Talks: War & PeacePremieres Monday, May 30, 2016, on PBS

    April 8, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO – Filmed at New York's The Town Hall theater and hosted by best-selling author and comedian Baratunde Thurston, TED Talks: War & Peace explores the impact of war through the eyes of those who have experienced its every aspect: soldiers, journalists, doctors, mothers and more. Featuring thought-provoking ideas, short films and a

  4. Trapped Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, June 20, 2016, on PBS

    March 29, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) — Trapped, a new documentary from filmmaker Dawn Porter, goes to the front lines of the controversial battle currently being waged over so-called TRAP laws — Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers — which reproductive rights advocates believe are designed to restrict access to abortion. Told through the eyes of doctors, clinic

  5. Dogtown Redemption Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 16, 2016, on PBS

    March 11, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) – A surprising number of people make their living off our nation’s vast rivers of trash. They are America’s unseen. Dogtown Redemption follows the lives of three of these people over seven years: Jason Witt, the Olympic champion of recycling, who often hauls a shopping cart that weighs over a ton; Landon Goodwin, a former minister who