Press Releases

  1. Ovarian Psycos Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, March 27, 2017 on PBS

    January 25, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — Ovarian Psycos is a documentary about a new generation of young women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who are confronting injustice, building community, and redefining identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade.

  2. INDEPENDENT LENS I Am Not Your Negro Receives Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film

    January 24, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — JANUARY 24, 2017—Independent Lens is pleased to announce that I Am Not Your Negro has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.    

  3. ITVS Launches New Online Mini Docu-series

    January 9, 2017

    San Francisco – ITVS, the award-winning incubator and producer of the public television documentary series Independent Lens, today announced the launch of a new six-part docu-series Party Girls: Exploring Politics Across America.

  4. Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 13, 2017 on PBS

    December 20, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) — Musician Daryl Davis has an unorthodox and controversial hobby. He’s played all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but it’s what Daryl does in his free time that sets him apart: he meets and befriends members of the KKK, many of whom have never met a black person.

  5. Birth of a Movement Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 6, 2017 on PBS

    December 20, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) — Over 100 years after the release of D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation, which depicted the KKK as heroes and African Americans in the most racist caricatures imaginable, the battle to assert African Americans’ rightful place in both civil society and popular culture continues.