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.

Sun, Dec 4 4:00 A.M. Attla     NH EXPLORE

Discover the inspiring true story of Alaska Native dogsled champion George Attla, who, with one good leg and fierce determination, rose to international fame.

Tue, Dec 6 12:00 A.M. Leftover Women     NH EXPLORE

Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s.

Tue, Dec 6 12:00 P.M. Leftover Women     NH EXPLORE

Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s.

Tue, Dec 6 1:30 P.M. 9to5: The Story of a Movement     NH EXPLORE

Go inside the inspiring movement for women's workplace equality in the 1970s.

Wed, Dec 7 3:00 A.M. Leftover Women     NH EXPLORE

Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s.

Wed, Dec 7 7:30 P.M. Leftover Women     NH WORLD

Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s.

Thu, Dec 8 12:30 A.M. Leftover Women     NH WORLD

Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s.

Thu, Dec 8 8:30 A.M. Leftover Women     NH WORLD

Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s.

Thu, Dec 8 2:00 P.M. Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness     NH WORLD

What begins as a science film emerges far beyond the explicable.

Thu, Dec 8 3:30 P.M. Jim Allison: Breakthrough     NH WORLD

Meet a visionary doctor on a journey to find a cure for cancer.

Fri, Dec 9 2:30 A.M. 9to5: The Story of a Movement     NH EXPLORE

Go inside the inspiring movement for women's workplace equality in the 1970s.

Sat, Dec 10 3:30 A.M. 9to5: The Story of a Movement     NH EXPLORE

Go inside the inspiring movement for women's workplace equality in the 1970s.

Sat, Dec 10 12:00 P.M. Leftover Women     NH WORLD

Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s.

Sun, Dec 11 3:00 A.M. Leftover Women     NH EXPLORE

Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s.

Tue, Dec 13 1:30 P.M. Try Harder!     NH EXPLORE

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.

Wed, Dec 14 7:00 P.M. Accept The Call     NH WORLD

Yusuf Abdurahman, who left Somalia as a refugee 25 years ago, has his worst fear realized when his son is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting.

Thu, Dec 15 12:00 A.M. Accept The Call     NH WORLD

Yusuf Abdurahman, who left Somalia as a refugee 25 years ago, has his worst fear realized when his son is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting.

Thu, Dec 15 8:00 A.M. Accept The Call     NH WORLD

Yusuf Abdurahman, who left Somalia as a refugee 25 years ago, has his worst fear realized when his son is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting.

Tue, Dec 20 12:00 P.M. We Believe In Dinosaurs     NH EXPLORE

Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.

Tue, Dec 20 1:30 P.M. Two Gods     NH EXPLORE

In an East Orange, N.J. casket shop, casket makers work with mentors in the Islamic burial tradition.

Wed, Dec 21 4:00 A.M. We Believe In Dinosaurs     NH EXPLORE

Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.

Wed, Dec 21 7:30 P.M. We Believe In Dinosaurs     NH WORLD

Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.

Thu, Dec 22 12:30 A.M. We Believe In Dinosaurs     NH WORLD

Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.

Thu, Dec 22 8:30 A.M. We Believe In Dinosaurs     NH WORLD

Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.

Fri, Dec 23 7:00 P.M. Two Gods     NH WORLD

In an East Orange, N.J. casket shop, casket makers work with mentors in the Islamic burial tradition.

Sat, Dec 24 12:00 A.M. Two Gods     NH WORLD

In an East Orange, N.J. casket shop, casket makers work with mentors in the Islamic burial tradition.

Sat, Dec 24 3:00 A.M. We Believe In Dinosaurs     NH EXPLORE

Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.

Sat, Dec 24 8:00 A.M. Two Gods     NH WORLD

In an East Orange, N.J. casket shop, casket makers work with mentors in the Islamic burial tradition.

Sat, Dec 24 12:00 P.M. We Believe In Dinosaurs     NH WORLD

Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.

Sat, Dec 24 2:00 P.M. Two Gods     NH WORLD

In an East Orange, N.J. casket shop, casket makers work with mentors in the Islamic burial tradition.

Tue, Dec 27 12:00 P.M. Pipe Dreams     NH EXPLORE

Follow four ultra-talented young people from all over the world as they play to win the Canadian International Organ Competition, which is open to virtuosi under age 35.

Tue, Dec 27 2:00 P.M. Duty Free     NH EXPLORE

Fired from a lifelong job, a 75-year-old mom teams up with her son to reclaim her future through bucket list adventures.

Thu, Dec 29 3:30 P.M. A Day in the Life of America/American Nomads     NH WORLD

On July 4, 2017, more than 90 film crews across the country capture Americans in the midst of life, liberty and their particular pursuit of happiness, creating an unflinching snapshot of the depth and breadth of the American experience.


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This Old House | E7 | Atlanta Postmaster's House | Repointed and Planted
Ask This Old House | E7 | Paint Tile, Water Tank Replacement | Ask This Old House
Magpie Murders | Episode 5
Secrets of the Dead | Decoding Hieroglyphics
How She Rolls | Boxed In
Local, USA | In Their Element
Antiques Roadshow | Vintage San Antonio, Hour 1
NOVA | Nazca Desert Mystery
Nature | Woodpeckers: The Hole Story
Dia de los Muertos | Dia de los Muertos
The David Rubenstein Show: Peer to Peer Conversations | Wynton Marsalis
The Caverns Sessions | GANGSTAGRASS
Making Black America | Episode 4
Austin City Limits | Allison Russell / The Weather Station
Miss Scarlet & The Duke | Episode 1
Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes | Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes
Next at the Kennedy Center | Let My Children Hear Mingus
The Food Principle | Part 1: Architects & Builders
The House That Norm Built | The House That Norm Built
POV | The Last Out
Becoming Frederick Douglass | Becoming Frederick Douglass
Rivers of Life | Yukon
Rick Steves' Art of Europe | Stone Age to Ancient Greece
Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom | Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom
Lucy Worsley Investigates | The Witch Hunts
Van der Valk | Episode 1: Plague on Amsterdam
Hispanic Heritage Awards | 35th Hispanic Heritage Awards
Great Performances | Intimate Apparel
The U.S. and the Holocaust | En Español:
La Otra Mirada | The Life I Want to Live
Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride | Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride
Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra at The Kennedy Center | The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra at the Kennedy Center