Press Releases

  1. The Providers Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 8 on PBS and PBS.org

    March 8, 2019

    Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage, and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare professionals in northern New Mexico at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to anyone who walks through the doors. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the

  2. Denali Tiller’s Powerful Documentary Tre Maison Dasan Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 1 on PBS and PBS.org

    March 7, 2019

    Told directly through the children’s perspective, Tre Maison Dasan is an up-close and unfiltered look at the lives of three Rhode Island boys, each navigating childhood and adolescence with a parent behind bars. Each boy faces the pressure of growing up in a society that often demonizes their parents, provides little support for their families, and

  3. Hao Wu’s Award-Winning People’s Republic of Desire Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 25, 2019 on PBS

    January 24, 2019

    (San Francisco, CA) — Disturbing and provocative, People’s Republic of Desire explores the strange world of China’s live-streaming “showrooms,” where the most popular stars can earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a month from adoring fans who “tip” them with “digital gifts” paid for with actual cash. Produced and directed by Hao Wu, a tech industry

  4. The King Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 28 on PBS

    January 23, 2019

    (San Francisco, CA) — Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Tupelo to Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and countless points between, the journey explores the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left

  5. Black Memorabilia Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 4, 2019

    January 23, 2019

    (San Francisco, CA) — Black Memorabilia explores the world of racist material, both antique and newly produced, that propagate demeaning representations of African Americans and promotes white supremacy. From industrial China to the rural South to Brooklyn, the film shines a light on those who reproduce, consume and reclaim these racially-charged