Independent Lens

Mondays, 10:00 PM ET on PBS

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Airing weekly on PBS, the Emmy Award®-winning series Independent Lens introduces new documentaries and dramas made by independent thinkers: filmmakers who take creative risks, call their own shots and find untold stories in unexpected places.

Mondays, 10:00 PM ET on PBS

60 minutes

Airing weekly on PBS, the Emmy Award®-winning series Independent Lens introduces new documentaries and dramas made by independent thinkers: filmmakers who take creative risks, call their own shots and find untold stories in unexpected places.

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s18e15 National Bird
May 1, 2017
An investigation of the U.S. drone war features three military veterans, a retired intelligence officer and family members of those impacted by lethal drone strikes. Included: the psychological toll drone warfare takes on drone operators, who are prohibited from discussing details of their experiences with anyone—including their psychologists.
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Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 14 - The Last Laugh

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s18e14 The Last Laugh
April 24, 2017
Whether the Holocaust should be off-limits to comedy. Included: a profile of Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone; remarks from comedians; footage of cabarets from the concentration camps; and clips from "The Day the Clown Cried," Jerry Lewis's never-released Holocaust comedy.
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Watch Independent Lens Season 1 Episode 1 - Wannabe: Life and Death in a Small Town

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A report on “gangsta” inroads in Middle America focuses on a murder-suicide in Appleton, Wis., filmmaker John Whitehead's hometown, where three teens were found dead in May 1995, days after another gang member had been murdered. Whitehead looks for explanations in interviews with parents of the dead youths, as well as Appleton teachers and police. Also: TV news footage of the incident and excerpts from court sessions
Series Premiere
Watch Independent Lens Season 17 Episode 19 - Trapped
s17e19 Trapped
June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016
Trapped
Watch Independent Lens Season 17 Episode 20 - T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold
Season Finale
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 1 - Best of Enemies
s18e1 Best of Enemies
October 3, 2016
October 3, 2016
Best of Enemies
Season Premiere
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 2 - Meet the Patels
s18e2 Meet the Patels
December 26, 2016
December 26, 2016
Meet the Patels
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 5 - What Was Ours
s18e5 What Was Ours
January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017
What Was Ours
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 6 - The Witness
s18e6 The Witness
January 23, 2017
January 23, 2017
The Witness
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 7 - Birth of a Movement
s18e7 Birth of a Movement
February 6, 2017
February 6, 2017
Birth of a Movement
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 8 - Accidental Courtesy
s18e8 Accidental Courtesy
February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
Accidental Courtesy
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 9 - Tower
s18e9 Tower
February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017
Tower
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 10 - The Bad Kids
s18e10 The Bad Kids
March 20, 2017
March 20, 2017
The Bad Kids
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 11 - Ovarian Psycos
s18e11 Ovarian Psycos
March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017
Ovarian Psycos
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 12 - Newtown
s18e12 Newtown
April 3, 2017
April 3, 2017
Newtown
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 14 - The Last Laugh
s18e14 The Last Laugh
April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017
The Last Laugh
Watch Independent Lens Season 18 Episode 15 - National Bird
s18e15 National Bird
May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017
National Bird

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