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
No Mas Bebes (No More Babies) (Episode #1707H)
KQED 9: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
No More Babies investigates the history of Mexican-American women who were coercively sterilized at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and 1970s. Many of the mothers spoke no English, and were pushed into tubal ligations in the late stages of labor - often based on little more than the question "More babies?" The program follows a group of mothers, young Chicana lawyers, and a whistle-blowing doctor who stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice.
- KQED World: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
- KQED 9: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
American Denial (Episode #1609)
KQED World: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
"American Denial" uses the story of Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard to explore the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality and justice still affect notions of race and class today. By Llewellyn Smith.
- KQED World: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 -- 8:00 AM