Battleground Everglades: Algae Explosion
Charles J. Kropke speaks with scientists, environmentalists, and legislators on all sides of the issue of the 2016 toxic algae outbreak in the Everglades, an unprecedented local disaster with international implications.
Big Voice chronicles a year in the life of a high school choir director pushing his students to achieve artistry and become one big voice despite the obstacles they face.
POV: Bill Nye: Science Guy
Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. Nye is now advocating for the importance of science, research and discovery in public life. With exclusive access, this behind-the-scenes portrait follows Nye as he takes on those who deny climate change, evolution and a science-based world view.
Independent Lens: Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky
Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America as seen through the mind’s eye of writer, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry, in his native Henry County, Kentucky, a place mourning the loss of a bygone way of life that was once the cornerstone of America.
Independent Lens: What Lies Upstream
In What Lies Upstream, Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to study the unprecedented loss of clean water for over 300,000 Americans in the Elk River chemical spill. The investigative filmmaker, whose interest was piqued by family ties to the state, embarks on an investigation that sends him down a rabbit hole of an unimaginable scale.
Independent Lens: The Art of the Shine
You might pass them at the mall or at the airport. They’re the shoe shiners, purveying an old school trade, out of step with our fast-paced, disposable consumer culture. But for the "shiners" in The Art of the Shine, shining shoes is a calling and a passion, a way to be one’s own boss and connect with other people from all walks of life.
Independent Lens: When God Sleeps
When God Sleeps is a rap-punk-rock documentary about Iranian musician Shahin Najafi, who is forced into hiding after hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death, incensed by a rap song that focuses on the oppression of women and human rights abuses. Risking his life every time he steps on a stage, Shahin refuses to stop performing.