Indie Lens Pop-Up


Storming Caesars Palace


Premieres March 20, 2023

Activist Ruby Duncan leads a grassroots movement of mothers who challenged Presidents, the Vegas Mob, and everyday Americans to rethink their notions of the “Welfare Queen.”  

Filmaker: Hazel Gurland-Pooler 

Community Portrait

Muslim women worshipping

A Town Called Victoria


Hours after the 2017 travel ban takes effect, a mosque in South Texas erupts in flames. Now, this quiet community must reckon with the deep rifts that drove a man to hate. 

Filmakers: Li Lu and Anthony Pedone 


Free Chol Soo Lee


Premieres April 24, 2023

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. After 10 years of fighting for his life inside San Quentin, Lee found himself in a new fight to rise to the expectations of the people who believed in him.

Filmakers: Julie Ha, Eugene Yi, Su Kim, Jean Tsien, and Sona Jo   


Love in the Time of Fentanyl


As the number of overdose deaths in Vancouver, Canada reaches an all-time high, employees and volunteers at the Overdose Prevention Society take matters into their own hands.

Filmmakers: Colin Askey, Monika Navarro, Marc Serpa Francoeur and Robinder Uppa


The 2023 Indie Lens Pop-Up lineup includes new documentary films that fight for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion, and ultimately a richer understanding of society today.

Independent Lens is America’s home for documentaries, airing Mondays on PBS.