Press Releases

  1. NANFU WANG’S ONE CHILD NATION TO MAKE PUBLIC TELEVISION DEBUT ON PBS’S INDEPENDENT LENS IN MARCH

    February 27, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) — China’s one-child policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning. From award-winning documentarian Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, One Child Nation explores

  2. WE BELIEVE IN DINOSAURS PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    February 5, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) — We Believe in Dinosaurs explores what happens when religious ideology clashes with mainstream science in modern day America. Called the Ark Encounter, the 510-foot Noah’s Ark experience in rural Williamstown, Kentucky, is located 45 miles south of its sister attraction, the Creation Museum. It has been designed to prove the Bible

  3. ALWAYS IN SEASON PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    January 28, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) — A haunting exploration of racial violence in America, Always in Season takes an unflinching look at the multi-generational impact of lynching, connecting the racial violence that persists today to historic terrorism. The film centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in

  4. COOKED: SURVIVAL BY ZIP CODE PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    January 24, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) — A Chicago heat wave, one of the deadliest in U.S. history, which left 739 dead in neighborhoods that were predominantly home to Black and low-income families, anchors this searing new documentary feature, COOKED: Survival By Zip Code. Adapted from Eric Klinenberg's ground-breaking book HEAT WAVE: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in

  5. KENNETH ROSENBERG’S BEDLAM TO MAKE ITS BROADCAST DEBUT ON PBS’S INDEPENDENT LENS IN APRIL 2020

    January 24, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) — In an effort to get to the bottom of the current mental health crisis in the U.S., psychiatrist and documentarian Dr. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg chronicles personal, poignant stories of those suffering from mental illness, including his own family, to bring to light this epidemic and possible solutions. Shot over the course of five