Independent Lens: Season 19 (2017 - 2018)


Season 19
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Season 19 spotlights the stirring debut of documentarian Lysa Heslov's Served Like a Girl, a disarming juxtaposition of women veteran's trauma and triumph.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2017

The life and music of jazz great John Coltrane (1926-67), from his childhood in the South to his years with Miles Davis to his tenure as leader of one of jazz's most revered quartets. Featuring Denzel Washington speaking the words of Coltrane.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2017

Johan Grimonprez directs this exploration into how governments, militaries and intelligence agencies are inextricably intertwined with the international weapons trade.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2017

Johan Grimonprez directs this exploration into how governments, militaries and intelligence agencies are inextricably intertwined with the international weapons trade.

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Air date: Jan 1, 2018

A profile of "Tales of the City" creator Armistead Maupin, including his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South to a gay rights pioneer.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2018

Filmmaker Jennifer Brea chronicles her struggle with chronic fatigue syndrome; and meet others who are also coping with the often-devastating and little-understood condition.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2018

Envisioning the book James Baldwin never finished, a revolutionary and personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Air date: Jan 22, 2018

A cinema vérité look at the Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, Mo., and an explosive sex scandal.

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Air date: Jan 29, 2018

A cinema vérité look at the Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, Mo., and an explosive sex scandal.

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Air date: Jan 29, 2018

A profile of South African activist Winnie Mandela, the wife of Nelson Mandela. During his long imprisonment, she was his eyes and ears on the ground. Her militancy, however, led her to become the target of a smear campaign by the South African government. Included: insights from those closest to her; and testimony from her enemies.

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Air date: Feb 19, 2018

The pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in shaping American history, culture and national identity.

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