The Chinese Exclusion Act: American Experience
Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years.
Independent Lens: Served Like a Girl
Providing a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse, and other traumas. By entering into the “Ms. Veteran America” competition, these amazing ladies unexpectedly come full circle in a quest for healing and hope.
Battleground Everglades: Glades Warriors
Unique perspective on the Everglades including a "Gladesman," a Miccosukee Indian preserving ancestral traditions and the ecosystem, the leader of Guardians of the Glades, and a longtime government advisor and advocate for restoration.
Independent Lens: ACORN and the Firestorm
In 2008, a scandal brought down the controversial community-organizing group ACORN when a video by amateur undercover journalists went viral. ACORN and the Firestorm goes beyond the 24-hour news cycle and cuts to the heart of the political divide this event represented.
Independent Lens: No Man's Land
Documenting the 2016 occupation of Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge from inception to demise, and the attempts to uncover what draws Americans — the ideologues, the disenfranchised, and the dangerously quixotic — to the edge of revolution.
Independent Lens: True Conviction
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. There's a new detective agency in Dallas, run by three exonerated men who all spent decades in prison. Their mission: to free other innocent people still behind bars.
Stories from the Stage: In the Dog House
Paying tribute to our canine companions. Robin puts it all on the line for her dream job: a gig on the Oscar Mayer® Weinermobile; the love of two dogs enriches Lina’s life after she is left blind; and Ron comes to understand a tragedy through the loss of his dog. Three storytellers, three interpretations of In the Dog House, hosted by Mike Tow.