Press Releases

  1. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 8, 2017 on PBS

    March 30, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — In the United States there are 2.2 million people in prison, up from only 300,000 forty years ago, yet for most Americans, prisons have never felt more distant or more out of sight.

  2. Farmer/Veteran Premieres on Independent Lens Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017 on PBS

    March 28, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. He dives into life on the farm with his new love Jessica, but cannot shake the lingering traumas of war.

  3. National Bird Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 1, 2017 on PBS

    March 3, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. Exploring the complexities of drone warfare from a human perspective, the film gives rare insight into the American military drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors.

  4. SEED: The Untold Story Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 17, 2017 on PBS

    March 3, 2017

    San Francisco, CA) — Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers intent on protecting our 12,000 year old food legacy.

  5. The Last Laugh Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 24, 2017 on PBS

    February 1, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — The Last Laugh is a documentary based on the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even victims of Nazi concentration camps used humor as a means of survival and resistance. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line?