Independent Lens

December 2019

Decade Of Fire

3.0 0 x
Decade of Fire covers the shocking story of when the South Bronx was on fire in the '70s.

Conscience Point

3.0 0 x
A Native American woman fights to protect her tribe from development in the Hamptons.

The Interpreters

4.0 0 x
Afghan and Iraqi interpreters risked their lives aiding US troops. Were they left behind?
November 2019

Made In Boise

3.0 0 x
Made in Boise offers a rare glimpse at surrogates carrying children for intended parents.
June 2017

S18 Ep20: Real Boy

Expired 4.0 26 x
Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.
May 2017

S18 Ep19: Farmer/Veteran

Expired 4.0 14 x
A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.

S18 Ep18: They Call Us Monsters

Expired 4.0 9 x
They Call Us Monsters takes viewers behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters.

S18 Ep17: Forever Pure

Expired 4.0 20 x
The story of famed Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem F.C. after it acquired two Muslim players, which led to a racist backlash and a lot of soul-searching from their new teammates.

S18 Ep16: The Prison In Twelve Landscapes

Expired 4.0 12 x
A meditation on the prison’s disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives.

S18 Ep15: National Bird

Expired 4.0 11 x
National Bird follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight through the eyes of both survivors and veterans who suffer from PTSD while plagued by guilt over partic...