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
Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas) (Episode #1117)
KQED World: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
In 1999, filmmaker Monika Navarro's uncles were deported from the United States to Mexico, forced to leave the only country they knew and, as servicemen, had pledged to protect. Set against the backdrop of increased attention to the U.S.-Mexican border, "Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)" explores national identity, the lives of immigrants and what happens after deportees are sent to a homeland they no longer consider home.
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
The Desert of Forbidden Art (Episode #1217)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
This story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars was stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression.
- KQED World: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 8:00 AM