Independent Lens

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.

Wed, May 22 3:00 A.M. The Tuba Thieves     NHPBS (11.1)

What is the role of sound and what does it mean to listen? Hard of hearing filmmaker Alison O'Daniel uses a series of tuba thefts in Los Angeles high schools as a jumping-off point to explore these questions.

Wed, May 22 7:00 P.M. Free Chol Soo Lee     NH World (11.3)

Sentenced to death for a 1973 San Francisco murder, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was set free after a pan-Asian solidarity movement of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans helped to overturn his conviction.

Wed, May 22 8:30 P.M. The Tuba Thieves     NH World (11.3)

What is the role of sound and what does it mean to listen? Hard of hearing filmmaker Alison O'Daniel uses a series of tuba thefts in Los Angeles high schools as a jumping-off point to explore these questions.

Thu, May 23 12:00 A.M. Free Chol Soo Lee     NH World (11.3)

Sentenced to death for a 1973 San Francisco murder, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was set free after a pan-Asian solidarity movement of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans helped to overturn his conviction.

Thu, May 23 1:30 A.M. The Tuba Thieves     NH World (11.3)

What is the role of sound and what does it mean to listen? Hard of hearing filmmaker Alison O'Daniel uses a series of tuba thefts in Los Angeles high schools as a jumping-off point to explore these questions.

Thu, May 23 8:00 A.M. Free Chol Soo Lee     NH World (11.3)

Sentenced to death for a 1973 San Francisco murder, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was set free after a pan-Asian solidarity movement of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans helped to overturn his conviction.

Thu, May 23 9:30 A.M. The Tuba Thieves     NH World (11.3)

What is the role of sound and what does it mean to listen? Hard of hearing filmmaker Alison O'Daniel uses a series of tuba thefts in Los Angeles high schools as a jumping-off point to explore these questions.

Sun, May 26 10:00 P.M. Beyond Utopia     NH World (11.3)

The gripping story of families attempting to escape oppression in North Korea, revealing a world many have never seen.

Mon, May 27 2:00 A.M. Beyond Utopia     NH World (11.3)

The gripping story of families attempting to escape oppression in North Korea, revealing a world many have never seen.

Mon, May 27 10:00 A.M. Beyond Utopia     NH World (11.3)

The gripping story of families attempting to escape oppression in North Korea, revealing a world many have never seen.

Tue, May 28 12:00 P.M. Try Harder!     NH Explore (11.2)

San Francisco's Lowell High, one of the best public schools in the country, draws high achievers from across the city into a fiercely competitive universe.

Tue, May 28 1:30 P.M. Writing with Fire     NH Explore (11.2)

Meet the women journalists of India's only all-female news network, who risk everything in a male-dominated world to uncover their country's political inequities.

Mon, Jun 10 7:00 P.M. Cured     NH World (11.3)

When homosexuality was considered a mental illness to be "cured," renegade LGBTQ+ activists fought a powerful psychiatry establishment that had things dangerously backwards.

Mon, Jun 10 8:00 P.M. Mama Bears     NH World (11.3)

Although they grew up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, these moms are now willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their kids safe-even if it challenges their belief systems and rips apart their worlds.

Tue, Jun 11 12:00 A.M. Cured     NH World (11.3)

When homosexuality was considered a mental illness to be "cured," renegade LGBTQ+ activists fought a powerful psychiatry establishment that had things dangerously backwards.

Tue, Jun 11 1:00 A.M. Mama Bears     NH World (11.3)

Although they grew up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, these moms are now willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their kids safe-even if it challenges their belief systems and rips apart their worlds.

Tue, Jun 11 8:00 A.M. Cured     NH World (11.3)

When homosexuality was considered a mental illness to be "cured," renegade LGBTQ+ activists fought a powerful psychiatry establishment that had things dangerously backwards.

Tue, Jun 11 9:00 A.M. Mama Bears     NH World (11.3)

Although they grew up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, these moms are now willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their kids safe-even if it challenges their belief systems and rips apart their worlds.

Sat, Jun 15 5:00 A.M. Cured     NH World (11.3)

When homosexuality was considered a mental illness to be "cured," renegade LGBTQ+ activists fought a powerful psychiatry establishment that had things dangerously backwards.

Sun, Jun 16 4:00 A.M. Mama Bears     NH World (11.3)

Although they grew up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, these moms are now willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their kids safe-even if it challenges their belief systems and rips apart their worlds.

Wed, Jun 19 7:00 P.M. The Big Payback     NH World (11.3)

The Big Payback is the story of how a rookie alderwoman in Evanston, Illinois led the passage of the first tax-funded reparations bill for Black Americans and stirred up a debate about the debt owed from the U.

Thu, Jun 20 12:00 A.M. The Big Payback     NH World (11.3)

The Big Payback is the story of how a rookie alderwoman in Evanston, Illinois led the passage of the first tax-funded reparations bill for Black Americans and stirred up a debate about the debt owed from the U.

Thu, Jun 20 8:00 A.M. The Big Payback     NH World (11.3)

The Big Payback is the story of how a rookie alderwoman in Evanston, Illinois led the passage of the first tax-funded reparations bill for Black Americans and stirred up a debate about the debt owed from the U.

Sat, Jun 22 12:00 P.M. The Big Payback     NH World (11.3)

The Big Payback is the story of how a rookie alderwoman in Evanston, Illinois led the passage of the first tax-funded reparations bill for Black Americans and stirred up a debate about the debt owed from the U.

Tue, Jun 25 1:30 P.M. The People Vs. Agent Orange     NH Explore (11.2)

Follow Vietnamese activist Tran To Nga, who, in a French court, is suing the American chemical industry for poisoning her and her family in Vietnam.

Wed, Jun 26 7:00 P.M. No Straight Lines     NH World (11.3)

From DIY underground comix scene to mainstream acceptance, meet five queer comics artists whose uncensored commentary on LGBTQ+ life left no topic untouched and explored art as a tool for social change.

Thu, Jun 27 12:00 A.M. No Straight Lines     NH World (11.3)

From DIY underground comix scene to mainstream acceptance, meet five queer comics artists whose uncensored commentary on LGBTQ+ life left no topic untouched and explored art as a tool for social change.

Thu, Jun 27 8:00 A.M. No Straight Lines     NH World (11.3)

From DIY underground comix scene to mainstream acceptance, meet five queer comics artists whose uncensored commentary on LGBTQ+ life left no topic untouched and explored art as a tool for social change.

Thu, Jun 27 9:30 P.M. Mama Bears     NHPBS (11.1)

Although they grew up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, these moms are now willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their kids safe-even if it challenges their belief systems and rips apart their worlds.

Sat, Jun 29 8:00 P.M. Breaking The News     NH World (11.3)

A scrappy group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists buck the white male-dominated status quo, banding together to launch the 19th*, a digital news startup aiming to combat misinformation and include the voices often left out of the American story.

Sat, Jun 29 9:30 P.M. Mama Bears     NH Explore (11.2)

Although they grew up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, these moms are now willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their kids safe-even if it challenges their belief systems and rips apart their worlds.

Sun, Jun 30 12:00 A.M. Breaking The News     NH World (11.3)

A scrappy group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists buck the white male-dominated status quo, banding together to launch the 19th*, a digital news startup aiming to combat misinformation and include the voices often left out of the American story.


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American Experience | Nazi Town, USA
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