Press Releases

  1. 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.

  2. I Am Another You Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 29, 2018 on PBS

    October 30, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — When 20-something Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America in 2011, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. 

  3. Independent Lens Nominated for Best Curated Series by the International Documentary Association

    October 20, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) October 16, 2017— Independent Lens has received a nomination for the 2017 Best Curated Series from the International Documentary Association (IDA), it was announced today. Independent Lens has won the award in three previous years — 2013, 2014, and 2015. The 33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards will take place on Saturday, December 9,


    October 5, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA, October 6, 2017) Five ITVS documentaries, four for Independent Lens and one for POV, received News & Documentary Emmy Awards, it was announced today at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. The winning films include: The Armor of Light (Independent Lens) for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary; Thank You For

  5. The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

    October 4, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) —Jennifer M. Kroot’s The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, winner of an Audience Award at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, premieres on Independent Lens, Monday, January 1, 2018, 10:30 PM to Midnight ET (check local listings) on PBS.