Season 12 - W/S (2013-2014)

About This Series

Airing weekly on the PBS primetime schedule, Independent Lens is television's largest showcase of independent documentary film. Each week we bring you another original documentary film, made by one of the best independent filmmakers working today. In its first eleven seasons, Independent Lens received 7 Emmy Awards, 10 Peabody Awards, 5 duPont Awards, and has been nominated for 7 Academy Awards.

"Now in our 12th season, Independent Lens aims to be the best showcase of documentary film, representing the breadth of work being done by filmmakers from across the spectrum of documentary genres," said Lois Vossen, series producer. "We’re focused on working with diverse filmmakers, and bringing stories to underrepresented audiences. Independent Lens champions high-quality journalism along with point of view documentaries. Our goal is to help viewers better understand today’s complex world by taking them to places they wouldn't otherwise see, and encounter people they wouldn't otherwise meet."