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
Evolution of a Criminal (Episode #1607)
KQED World: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 6:00 AM
Join filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe as he returns to the scene of the crime to explore what led him to rob a bank as a teenager in Texas, through interviews with family, friends and mentors. Executive produced by Spike Lee.
- KQED World: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
The Trials of Muhammad Ali (Episode #1516)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 12, 2015 -- 6:00 AM
This film covers Muhammad Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. It explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.