Press Releases

  1. Out of State Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 6 on PBS and PBS.org

    March 20, 2019

    “Ciara Lacy’s powerful Out of State examines the unique phenomenon of Native Hawaiian inmates who paradoxically discover their indigenous roots while incarcerated in mainland prisons. Following two of the men back to Hawai’i. . .  the film uses their particular journeys as Native Hawaiians rediscovering their identity for a much more universal

  2. Bernardo Ruiz’s Harvest Season Premieres Monday, May 13 on Independent Lens on PBS and PBS.org

    March 20, 2019

    Harvest Season probes the lives of the temporary laborers, permanent residents, and multigenerational Latinos intimately connected to the production of premium wines in the Napa and Sonoma regions of Northern California — in the midst of one of the most dramatic grape harvests in recent memory. Directed by Bernardo Ruiz (Reportero), Harvest Season

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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