Press Releases

  1. Rat Film Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 26, 2018 on PBS

    January 12, 2018

    (San Francisco, CA) — In his critically-acclaimed directorial debut, Theo Anthony uses the rat to burrow into the dark, complicated history of Baltimore.

  2. Independent Lens Wins IDA Award for Best Curated Series

    December 11, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) December 11, 2017— Independent Lens has won the 2017 IDA Documentary Award for Best Curated Series from the International Documentary Association. This year’s win marks the fourth time for the series, having received the award previously in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The 33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards ceremony took place on

  3. ITVS Hires Documentarian David Casey as VP of Production and Promotes Noland Walker to VP of Content

    December 7, 2017

    (San Francisco, California) NOVEMBER 29, 2017 — Independent Television Service (ITVS), the leading funder of U.S. independent public television productions announced today that David Casey will join the organization as Vice President of Production. Casey will be responsible for day-to-day operations of active co-productions, working across all

  4. Stanley Nelson’s Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

    December 1, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown.

  5. The Force Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 22, 2018 on PBS

    November 1, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — At a powder keg moment in American policing, The Force presents a mesmerizing cinema vérité look deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, Missouri, and an explosive sex scandal.