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Fall Season Trailer | Coming to Independent Lens

Fall Season Trailer | Coming to Independent Lens

Watch Independent Lens on the PBS App.

Betty Osceola - Earth Protector

Betty Osceola - Earth Protector

Betty Osceola draws on Miccosukee teachings about protecting the world in which we live.

From Church to Memorial in Passamaquoddy

From Church to Memorial in Passamaquoddy

Donald Soctomah (Passamaquoddy) on the connection between his tribe and Catholic church.

Reading Between the Lines in Cherokee

Reading Between the Lines in Cherokee

Language expert Tom Belt translates some of the earliest evidence of Cherokee writing.


Voices from the Past

Voices from the Past

Producer Dan Golding is surprised with 100-year-old recordings of his great-grandfather.

Arigon (Super) Starr

Arigon (Super) Starr

Arigon Starr is an award-winning singer songwriter, playwright, and comic book creator.

The Halluci Nation Puts a New Spin On a Traditional Beat

The Halluci Nation Puts a New Spin On a Traditional Beat

The Halluci Nation performs "R.E.D.," "Stay," and "Sisters" in this extended performance.

Episode 1 Preview | New Worlds

Episode 1 Preview | New Worlds

Native innovators lead a revolution in music, building, and space exploration.

Episode 2 Preview | Warrior Spirit

Episode 2 Preview | Warrior Spirit

Celebrate the spirit empowering combat, games and athleticism.

Episode 3 Preview | Women Rule

Episode 3 Preview | Women Rule

Celebrate the Native women drawing upon deep traditions to transform our modern world.

Episode 4 Preview | Language Is Life

Episode 4 Preview | Language Is Life

Experience the fight of Native Americans to keep their languages and ways of life alive.

Halluci Nation Rocks Brooklyn

Halluci Nation Rocks Brooklyn

The Halluci Nation, an electronic music group, put a new spin on traditional Native beats.

Solar Warrior

Solar Warrior

Henry Red Cloud reimagines tipi communities on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Going for Gold

Going for Gold

Boxer Mariah Bahe fights for her dream of repping the US and Navajo Nation in the Olympics

Language Protectors

Language Protectors

Donald Soctomah and Dwayne Tomah fight keep the Passamaquoddy language alive.

Official Preview

Official Preview

Season 2 of Native America is a groundbreaking portrait of contemporary Indian Country.

Trailer | El Equipo

Trailer | El Equipo

A collaboration changes the course of forensic science and international human rights.

Trailer | Sansón and Me

Trailer | Sansón and Me

Filmmaker captures immigrant's life in prison through family reenactments.

LA Street Food, South Asian Style | Spice Road, Episode 4

LA Street Food, South Asian Style | Spice Road, Episode 4

Rupak Ginna goes home to LA for Desi street delicacies and grocery store comfort food.

Island Cowgirls

Island Cowgirls

: Two Hawai‘i Island cowgirls dedicate their lives to caring for their family ranches.

Ola Hou:  Journey to New York Fashion Week

Ola Hou: Journey to New York Fashion Week

A story of resilience, family, and all the things it takes to make a dream become reality.

Daughters of the Waves

Daughters of the Waves

Polynesian surfer girl, Vahine, has her sights set on Olympic gold.

Hawai'i's Precious Resources

Hawai'i's Precious Resources

Three short films that encourage us to reflect on our relationship with the natural world.

Back to the Motherland-ish | Spice Road, Episode 3

Back to the Motherland-ish | Spice Road, Episode 3

Rupak honors his mom's Maharashtrian heritage in New Jersey and with mom in New York.

Southern Fried Tikka Masala | Spice Road, Episode 2

Southern Fried Tikka Masala | Spice Road, Episode 2

Pani puri, pakoras, and… pageants? Indian food in Southern Virginia.

Native America Season 2 | Extended Trailer

Native America Season 2 | Extended Trailer

Season 2 of Native America is a groundbreaking portrait of contemporary Indian Country.

Tandoori Truck Stop | Spice Road, Episode 1

Tandoori Truck Stop | Spice Road, Episode 1

What do truckers and tandooris have in common? Actor Rupak Ginn finds out.

Mama Bears

Mama Bears

Conservative beliefs have defined them. Now they're championing their LGBTQ+ children.

Silent Beauty

Silent Beauty

A woman's journey to heal from childhood sexual abuse and confront generational trauma.

Trailer | Mama Bears

Trailer | Mama Bears

Conservative beliefs have defined them. Now they're championing their LGBTQ+ children.

Sam Now

Sam Now

What happens when a filmmaker helps his half brother search for his missing mother?

Matter of Mind: My ALS

Matter of Mind: My ALS

Three people with ALS confront complex choices in this intimate exploration.

The Misrepresentation of Chol Soo Lee

The Misrepresentation of Chol Soo Lee

Was this flick a prime example of Hollywood's White Savior Complex?

Dinner And a Doc | Free Chol Soo Lee

Dinner And a Doc | Free Chol Soo Lee

Free Chol Soo Lee co-directors share lunch with activists in L.A.'s Koreatown.

The Ballad of Chol Soo Lee

The Ballad of Chol Soo Lee

Did a song help free an incarcerated man?

Inside Look | Free Chol Soo Lee

Inside Look | Free Chol Soo Lee

Get an inside look at Free Chol Soo Lee from Independent Lens.

Everything Wrong and Nowhere to Go

Everything Wrong and Nowhere to Go

A filmmaker seeks a cure for her climate anxiety with eco-therapy.

Teaser | Free Chol Soo Lee

Teaser | Free Chol Soo Lee

The unbelievable life story of Chol Soo Lee, a Korean immigrant wrongfully convicted of mu

Rewind & Play

Rewind & Play

This film reveals the disrespect jazz luminary Thelonious Monk endured.

Trailer | Silent Beauty

Trailer | Silent Beauty

A woman's journey to heal from childhood sexual abuse and confront generational trauma.

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

Bill Traylor was an American artist with a remarkable and unlikely biography.

The Sound of Masks

The Sound of Masks

This film features a Mozambican man's commitment to preserving the art of Mapiko dancing.

Trailer | This Spring on Independent Lens

Trailer | This Spring on Independent Lens

Watch Independent Lens live or stream anytime on the PBS App.

The Culture of Policing

The Culture of Policing

A community discussion on race and policing.

Queen Kidjo

Queen Kidjo

Explore the life, career and global impact of international music icon Angélique Kidjo.

Trailer | Sam Now

Trailer | Sam Now

What happens when a filmmaker helps his half brother search for his missing mother?

Trailer | Matter of Mind: My ALS

Trailer | Matter of Mind: My ALS

Three people with ALS confront complex choices in this intimate exploration.

Hidden Letters

Hidden Letters

Modern women in China keep alive the tradition of Nüshu, a secret written language.