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Can Humans Get to Mars Without Going Insane?

Can Humans Get to Mars Without Going Insane?

How can future astronauts best prepare themselves to face these challenges?

The Tuba Thieves

The Tuba Thieves

The central mystery of this unconventional documentary is the nature of sound itself.

What an Antarctic Disaster Can Teach Us About Getting to Mars

What an Antarctic Disaster Can Teach Us About Getting to Mars

How do you keep humans sane and relatively content in isolation?

Extended Trailer | Space: The Longest Goodbye

Extended Trailer | Space: The Longest Goodbye

The grueling journey to Mars.


One With the Whale

One With the Whale

For Native Alaskans living on a tiny Bering Sea island, if you don't hunt, you die.

Watch Space: The Longest Goodbye with PBS Passport

Watch Space: The Longest Goodbye with PBS Passport

Get early access with PBS Passport.

Trailer | The Tuba Thieves

Trailer | The Tuba Thieves

The role and meaning of sound is explored in an unconventional documentary experience.

Space: The Longest Goodbye

Space: The Longest Goodbye

NASA psychologists prepare astronauts for the extreme isolation of a Mars mission.

Supa Modo | Sisters

Supa Modo | Sisters

A young woman makes plans to give her sister, who is dying, the best days of her life.

Matter of Mind: My Parkinson's

Matter of Mind: My Parkinson's

Three people navigate their lives with determination in the face of Parkinson's disease.

Supa Modo

Supa Modo

Jo, a witty 9-year-old terminally ill girl, dreams of being a superhero in her village.

Commuted | Danielle Metz

Commuted | Danielle Metz

Danielle Metz, a mother of two, tells her story of incarceration and separation.

Beyond the Lens: Kati Kati | Mbithi Masya

Beyond the Lens: Kati Kati | Mbithi Masya

A conversation with KATI KATI's Mbithi Masya.

Beyond the Lens: AfroPoP | Leslie Fields-Cruz and Denise Green

Beyond the Lens: AfroPoP | Leslie Fields-Cruz and Denise Green

A conversation with Black Public Media's Leslie Fields-Cruz and Denise Green.

Commuted | A Daughter Without Her Mother

Commuted | A Daughter Without Her Mother

A daughter opens up about growing up very young without her mother who was incarcerated.

Commuted | Free Her

Commuted | Free Her

Danielle Metz speaks at a Free Her campaign, calling for clemency of incarcerated women.

Supa Modo | Superpowers

Supa Modo | Superpowers

If you had one superpower, what would it be?

Kati Kati

Kati Kati

A woman discovers a place inhabited by the souls of dead people waiting for redemption.

Kati Kati | In The Afterlife

Kati Kati | In The Afterlife

After death, where do you go? The afterlife. But it's complicated especially in Kati Kati.

Beyond the Lens: Commuted | Nailah Jefferson, Darcy McKinnon and Danielle Metz

Beyond the Lens: Commuted | Nailah Jefferson, Darcy McKinnon and Danielle Metz

A conversation with COMMUTED's Nailah Jefferson, Darcy McKinnon and Danielle Metz.

Trailer | Space: The Longest Goodbye

Trailer | Space: The Longest Goodbye

NASA psychologists prepare astronauts for the extreme isolation of a Mars mission.

A Thousand Pines

A Thousand Pines

A crew of 12 Mexican tree planters travel the United States regrowing America's forests.

Greener Pastures

Greener Pastures

Midwestern families deal with unseen mental health issues affecting farmers in America.

Trailer | One With the Whale

Trailer | One With the Whale

An Alaska Native family faces backlash from environmentalists due to whale hunting.

RIP Local News

RIP Local News

What are the challenges facing local journalists?

Trailer | A Thousand Pines

Trailer | A Thousand Pines

Meet the Mexican guest workers who leave their families to plant trees across America.

AfroPoP: Season 16 | Trailer

AfroPoP: Season 16 | Trailer

Documentary and narrative films about the global Black experience.

Commuted | Preview

Commuted | Preview

After Danielle Metz's commutation, she gets a rare chance to regain her life and family.

Commuted | Trailer

Commuted | Trailer

After Danielle Metz's commutation, she gets a rare chance to regain her life and family.

Supa Modo | Preview

Supa Modo | Preview

Jo, a witty 9-year-old terminally ill girl, dreams of being a superhero in her village.

Supa Modo | Trailer

Supa Modo | Trailer

Jo, a witty 9-year-old terminally ill girl, dreams of being a superhero in her village.

Kati Kati | Preview

Kati Kati | Preview

A woman discovers a place inhabited by the souls of dead people waiting for redemption.

Kati Kati | Trailer

Kati Kati | Trailer

A woman discovers a place inhabited by the souls of dead people waiting for redemption.

Freedom Hill | Preview

Freedom Hill | Preview

Princeville, NC, once the all Black town of 'Freedom Hill,' faces flooding and erosion.

Freedom Hill | Trailer

Freedom Hill | Trailer

Princeville, NC, once the all Black town of 'Freedom Hill,' faces flooding and erosion.

Spring Season Trailer 2024 | Coming to Independent Lens

Spring Season Trailer 2024 | Coming to Independent Lens

Watch Independent Lens on the PBS App.

How Did Opinions Get In Our News?

How Did Opinions Get In Our News?

It's not always easy to spot the difference between facts and opinion.

First Disappearances | holding bodies: a justice anthology

First Disappearances | holding bodies: a justice anthology

What's the first 24 hours after you're arrested like?

After Angola | holding bodies: a justice anthology

After Angola | holding bodies: a justice anthology

A support group for men who served time inside Louisiana's Angola State Pen.

D.A. Time | holding bodies: a justice anthology

D.A. Time | holding bodies: a justice anthology

A young woman feels pressure to plead guilty while kept waiting in jail for 60 days.

Trailer | Matter of Mind: My Parkinson's

Trailer | Matter of Mind: My Parkinson's

Facing Parkinson's disease, three Americans navigate their lives with determination.

Has Journalism Always Been This Stressful?

Has Journalism Always Been This Stressful?

A mental health crisis has taken shape in our newsrooms.

Trailer | Greener Pastures

Trailer | Greener Pastures

Farmers persevere through climate change, industrialization, and mental health crises.

How Did This Women-Owned Newspaper Revolutionize Journalism?

How Did This Women-Owned Newspaper Revolutionize Journalism?

How a women-led newsroom blazed a trail for women's rights.

Breaking The News

Breaking The News

Women and LGBTQ+ journalists launch startup The 19th* to buck a broken news media system.

GOSPEL Live! Concert Finale

GOSPEL Live! Concert Finale

Lena Byrd Miles, Erica Campbell and other performers bring the Oasis Church to its feet.

Reverend C.L. Franklin Goes on the Record

Reverend C.L. Franklin Goes on the Record

Rev. Franklin recorded more than 70 albums of sermons

Rev. Dwight Andrews Discusses C.L. Franklin's Influence

Rev. Dwight Andrews Discusses C.L. Franklin's Influence

Rev. Dwight Andrews discusses C.L. Franklin and what Black preaching is.