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
The Bad Kids (Episode #1810)
KQED 9: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out; Black Rock is their last chance. Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures.
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED 9: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
No Mas Bebes (No More Babies) (Episode #1707)
KQED World: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 7:30 AM
Explore the case of Mexican-American women who claim they were coercively sterilized at a Los Angeles hospital in the late 1960s and 1970s. Meet the mothers, young Chicana lawyers and whistle-blowing doctors who exposed the shocking practice.
India's Daughter (Episode #1702)
KQED World: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
Learn how the harrowing rape and murder of a promising 23-year-old female medical student in Delhi sparked an international movement for change in this news-making film that was banned in India.
- KQED World: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 8:00 AM
All of Me: A Story of Love, Loss, and Last Resorts (Episode #1513H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
The "Girls" have been friends -- and morbidly obese -- for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship and love.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
Let The Fire Burn (Episode #1519)
KQED World: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 6:30 AM
This film brings to life one of the most tumultuous clashes between government and citizens in modern U.S. history, as a longtime feud between Philadelphia police and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a tragic climax in 1985.
- KQED World: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 12:30 PM