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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Tell Them We Are Rising


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

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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.

Never Conquered


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

We Are All Newtown - Part 1


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

We Are All Newtown - Part 3


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