Independent Lens

Independent Lens is America’s home for independent documentary film, airing Monday nights on PBS member stations.

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A Day in the Life of America


July 4th, 2017: 92 film crews, 24 hours, a snapshot of a nation on the verge of upheaval.

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American Nomads Short Film


Meet these American Nomads, who made their homes while living their best life on the road.

A Woman's Work


Meet the NFL's most exploited athletes — the cheerleaders.



The stories of people with mental illness are explored with immediacy and urgency.

Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 4


The Brodies retrace routes and reconnect with family gone but not forgotten in Jamaica.

Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 3


How hard is it to run a taxi service in Kingston, Jamaica? The Brodie brothers find out.

Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 1


Don and Ron head from Kingston to rural Jamaica, for cooler temps and good fishing.