This Emmy award-winning series is like an independent film festival in your living room. Each episode introduces new documentaries and dramas made by independent thinkers: filmmakers who are taking creative risks, calling their own shots and finding untold stories in unexpected places.
Independent Lens Previous Broadcasts
My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did (Episode #1715H)
KQED 9: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Meet the sons of two Nazi war criminals who jointly were responsible for thousands of deaths. Through frank interviews, the men reflect on their fathers' character and crimes and on the price of forgiveness.
- KQED World: Thu, May 5, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
- KQED World: Thu, May 5, 2016 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Twin Sisters (Episode #1602)
KQED World: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box and placed in an orphanage, where authorities separated the infants and concealed their sibling relationship. Two sets of prospective adoptive parents - one from California and the other from Norway - meet during the adoption process and launch an investigation that reveals that the girls are sisters. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. When the girls are eight, Mia and her family go to Norway to visit Alexandra, and discover that the girls not only look and act alike, but are unmistakably and inextricably connected to each other. By Mona Friis Bertheussen.
- KQED World: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
Seeking Asian Female (Episode #1414H)
KQED World: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
Two strangers -- an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman -- pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America.