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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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Season
Scenes From The Glittering World
Episode
55:48
Independent Lens

Scenes From The Glittering World

Indigenous teens going to a remote school on Navajo Nation reservation plan their futures.
Season 23 Episode 15
When Claude Got Shot
Episode
1:25:19
Independent Lens

When Claude Got Shot

After being shot in the face, a law student is torn by the effects of gun violence.
Season 23 Episode 14
Try Harder!
Episode
1:22:37
Independent Lens

Try Harder!

At San Francisco’s Lowell High School, San Francisco's academic pressure cooker, stressed-out seniors chase college dreams. But is college worth the grind?
Season 23 Episode 13
AWARE: Glimpses of Consciousness
Episode
1:25:49
Independent Lens

AWARE: Glimpses of Consciousness

Researchers take a mind-blowing journey to investigate the mysteries of consciousness.
Season 23 Episode 12
Owned: A Tale of Two Americas
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Episode
1:23:29
Independent Lens

Owned: A Tale of Two Americas

Exposé on how American housing policy has been manipulated in discriminatory ways.
Season 23 Episode 8