Independent Lens

Independent Lens introduces a new documentary film each week from among the best independent filmmakers working today – creating an independent film festival in your living room.

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Jose and Mr. Ramos: The Dreamer


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

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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.

Never Conquered


Get to know Eastern Shoshone tribal elder Philbert McLeod, star of What Was Ours.

We Are All Newtown - Part 3


Part 3 of "We Are All Newtown" goes to Tallahassee for a gun safety debate.

We Are All Newtown - Part 1


Part 1 of the web series "We Are All Newtown": faith leaders grapple with gun violence.

Ovarian Psycos


Watch this film up to October 16th.