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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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  • INDEPENDENT LENS: People's Republic of Desire

    For young Chinese raised on social media, virtual relationships are replacing real-life connections.

    Airdate: 2/25/2019

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 PM

    INLE: 2012

    OB: 2/25/2019

  • INDEPENDENT LENS: Welcome to Leith

    Explore how residents of a North Dakota town struggle against a notorious white supremacist.

    Airdate: 3/4/2019

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 PM

    INLE: 1713

    OB: 4/4/2016

  • INDEPENDENT LENS: My Nazi Legacy

    Meet the sons of two Nazi war criminals who jointly were responsible for thousands of deaths.

    Airdate: 3/11/2019

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 PM

    INLE: 1715

    OB: 5/2/2016

  • INDEPENDENT LENS: Tre Maison Dasan

    Meet three of the estimated one in 14 American children growing up with a parent in prison.

    Airdate: 4/1/2019

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 PM

    INLE: 2013

    OB: 4/1/2019

  • INDEPENDENT LENS: The Providers

    Meet the rural doctors trying to care for patients amidst a physician shortage and opioid epidemic.

    Airdate: 4/8/2019

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 PM

    INLE: 2014

    OB: 4/8/2019


    Get to know the people on the front lines of three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore.

    Airdate: 4/22/2019

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 PM

    INLE: 2015

    OB: 4/22/2019

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