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This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. INDEPENDENT LENS features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history. The series is supported by interactive companion Web sites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns.

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    Meet the indomitable Dolores Huerta, who has tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice.

    Airdate: 3/27/2018

    Time: 9:00 - 11:00 PM


    OB: 3/27/2018

  • INDEPENDENT LENS: When God Sleeps

    Explore the journey of an Iranian musician forced into hiding after a fatwa is issued for his death.

    Airdate: 4/2/2018

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 PM

    INLE: 1913

    OB: 4/2/2018

  • INDEPENDENT LENS: The Art of the Shine

    Travel the globe to meet unforgettable people who are turning the job of shoe shiner into an art form.

    Airdate: 4/9/2018

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    INLE: 1914

    OB: 4/9/2018

  • INDEPENDENT LENS: What Lies Upstream

    Investigate a West Virginia chemical spill that left 300,000 people without clean water for months.

    Airdate: 4/16/2018

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 PM

    INLE: 1915

    OB: 4/16/2018

  • INDEPENDENT LENS: Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky

    Experience the changing landscape of rural America through the eyes of the award-winning writer.

    Airdate: 4/23/2018

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    INLE: 1916

    OB: 4/23/2018

  • INDEPENDENT LENS: True Conviction

    Meet three exonerated ex-prisoners who start a detective agency.

    Airdate: 4/30/2018

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 PM

    INLE: 1919

    OB: 4/30/2018

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