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  1. Ai Weiwei: Behind the Scenes Twitter Chat with Alison Klayman

    February 24, 2013

    Alison Klayman, the director of upcoming Independent Lens documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, will be participating in a Twitter chat on Monday, February 25, 2013, at 11am PST/ 2pm EST. She will be taking questions and providing insight into one of the most celebrated (and controversial) artists/activists of our time, Ai Weiwei.Ai Weiwei is arguably

  2. Powerbroker Filmmaker Bonnie Boswell on How Her Youth Shaped Her Film

    February 15, 2013

    Filmmaker Bonnie Boswell has an unusually close tie to her forthcoming film, The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights. Whitney Young, Jr., was her uncle and his parents helped raise her. Independent Lens sat down with Boswell to learn more about how her early life influenced her film. The Powerbroker premieres February 18 at 10pm PST on

  3. Brad Lichtenstein on How BizVizz Can Help You Shop Smarter

    February 5, 2013

     Filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein, the man behind the new app BizVizzBizVizz is a brand-new free iPhone app that makes corporate behavior transparent and available to all. Just snap a picture of a brand’s logo or bar code, and presto: A simple, graphic screen tells you the financial truth about 300 of America’s largest corporations. Independent Lens sat

  4. ITVS Kicks Off the New Year With TCA Press Tour

    January 24, 2013

    Another Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour has come and gone, with ITVS programs taking up a significant portion of the PBS lineup! With panels for Independent Lens (featuring The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights and The House I Live In), Kind Hearted Woman (a FRONTLINE and Independent Lens co-presentation), and

  5. An Insider's Guide to Sundance

    January 22, 2013

    Independent Lens' founding series producer, Lois Vossen, offers her advice on how to survive the landmark festival in Park City, and talks about some of the recent PBS hits that got their start at Sundance. A longtime Sundance Veteran, Vossen winds up seeing up to five films a day as she scours the town for new talent in documentary film.Click here to see more