Independent Lens

Independent Lens is television’s largest showcase of independent documentary film, airing Monday nights on most PBS member stations. Check your local listings, and don’t miss an episode.

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Harvest Season


Harvest Season premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Out of State


The journeys of native Hawaiians in a prison thousands of miles from home.

Tell Them We Are Rising


The rich but undertold history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Jose and Mr. Ramos: The Dreamer


An optimistic Salinas 14-year-old dreams of college amidst deportation worries.

Jose and Mr. Ramos


Both sons of migrant farm workers, Salinas, CA teacher Oscar Ramos mentors Jose Ansaldo.

Sophie and Ben


Sophie Sartain's film about her son, who was diagnosed with Asperger's, a form of autism.