Press Releases


    October 2, 2018

    (San Francisco, CA, October 2, 2018) Three documentaries funded by ITVS received News and Documentary Emmy Awards, two for Independent Lens and one for FRONTLINE, it was announced last night at the 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. The winning films were Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Forever Pure and TOWER. The News & Documentary Emmy®

  2. Dawnland Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, November 5, 2018 on PBS

    September 24, 2018

    Follow the First Government-Endorsed Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States as Maine Investigates the Devastating  Impacts of Native American Child Removal(San Francisco, CA) — Dawnland reveals the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the United States through the first government-endorsed truth and reconciliation

  3. The Cleaners Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, November 12, 2018

    September 24, 2018

    Online Streaming Begins November 13(San Francisco, CA) — “Fake news.” Violent pornography. Terrorist propaganda. Everyone agrees that the initial dream of the internet as a utopian global community has evolved into something much more sinister. Silicon Valley leaders and lawmakers have taken steps to remove some of the internet’s most hateful sites

  4. The Judge Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, November 19, 2018 on PBS

    September 24, 2018

    Meet the Middle East’s First Female Shari’a Judge“In its engaging fashion, it strikes one inspirational note after another as its follows an ambitious, tough-minded and cheerful social revolutionary.” — The Hollywood Reporter(San Francisco, CA) — Religious courts in the Middle East, including the Shari’a courts of Islam which adjudicate domestic

  5. Man on Fire Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, December 17, 2018

    September 24, 2018

    Documentary Seeks to Explain Why an Elderly Methodist Minister Self-Immolated in a Texas Parking Lot(San Francisco, CA) — On June 23, 2014, a 79-year-old white Methodist minister named Charles Moore drove to an empty parking lot in his old hometown of Grand Saline, Texas, and set himself on fire. He left a note on his car’s windshield explaining that this