Independent Lens

Independent Lens is America’s home for independent documentary film.


  • Home From School: The Children Of Carlisle

    Native Americans recover the remains of children who died at an Indian boarding school.
  • Duty Free

    After losing her lifelong job, a mom teams up with her son to fulfill her bucket list.
  • Storm Lake

    Inside the family-run newspaper keeping local journalism alive.
  • Ferguson Rises

    Michael Brown Sr. seeks justice after a white police officer kills his son in Ferguson.
  • The People vs. Agent Orange

    Two activists fight to hold the chemical industry accountable for a devastating legacy.
  • Two Gods

    A Muslim mortician uses the rituals of death to teach two troubled teenagers how to live b
  • Part 8 | Philly D.A. | Episode 8

    Frustrated Krasner supporters warn he must accelerate plans to phase out cash bail.
  • Part 7 | Philly D.A. | Episode 7

    Krasner must decide whether to pursue a rarity—murder charges against a cop.


  • Senior Prom

    For residents of an LGBTQ+ retirement home, “senior” prom takes on a whole new meaning.
  • The Dancing Man of L.A.

    A one-man dance party and fixture of the LA concert scene copes during the COVID pandemic.
  • The Great World of Gregory Blackstock

    The richly obsessive life and work of a renowned autistic artist comes to life.
  • American Nomads Short Film

    Meet these American Nomads, who made their homes while living their best life on the road.
  • Daughters of Addiction

    Over the last decade, the rate of female incarceration in Tennessee has jumped a whopping
  • Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 1

    Don and Ron head from Kingston to rural Jamaica, for cooler temps and good fishing.
  • Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 2

    The Brodies take a tour of reminiscence with an old acquaintance in Jamaica.
  • Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 3

    How hard is it to run a taxi service in Kingston, Jamaica? The Brodie brothers find out.

About Independent Lens

Independent Lens is America’s home for independent documentary film.