Press Releases

  1. Independent Lens premieres Human Rights Watch Film Festival Favorite Belly of the Beast November 23, 2020 on PBS and PBS Video App

    September 30, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA), Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – Nearly forty years after being banned, a pattern of illegal sterilizations in America’s women’s prisons has continued undetected, shielded by prison officials and doctors inside the correctional system. From Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director and producer Erika Cohn, Belly of the

  2. ITVS Co-Productions Honored With Three News and Documentary Emmy Awards Including Best Documentary

    September 23, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — ITVS announced today that two ITVS co-production films were honored with a total of three News and Documentary Emmy® Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Awarded projects include Midnight Traveler for Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary and The Silence of

  3. Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES Presents “Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground” Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    September 9, 2020

    (LOS ANGELES, CA) — Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) today announced that the new VOCES special, “Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground,” premieres Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, and the PBS Video app. Directed by Bernardo Ruiz (Harvest Season, Reportero) and produced by Ruiz and Andrea

  4. Independent Lens Gets Political with Represent, Premiering on PBS and the PBS Video App on October 26

    September 3, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) September 2, 2020 – Local elections, especially those in smaller cities in Middle America, often go overlooked by national media, even though the dynamics at play can mirror — and sometimes predict — the ebb and flow of America’s large-scale political landscape. Represent, directed by Hillary Bachelder, follows three women running

  5. Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip Lights Up PBS’s Independent Lens on November 16

    August 31, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) August 31, 2020 —Property Brothers co-host and home-renovation expert Jonathan Scott is on a mission to flip the switch on how Americans access power. On the surface, solar energy seems like a resource that is widely available, however as Scott begins his journey across the country, he quickly finds how little choice the public has in