Independent Lens

A Reckoning in Boston

Season 23  Episode 6

What happens when you discover that your assumptions are flawed?

A white filmmaker starts his academic inquiry by documenting low-income, adult students of color at the Clemente Course in Boston. Over time, he comes to terms with his own complicity in racism. Alongside the students, a unique filmmaking collaboration forms to explore the area’s history of racism and gentrification.


Follow @worldchannel on Twitter to listen to #MeetTheMakers as filmmaker James Rutenbeck joins WORLD Channel EP Chris Hastings for a discussion about the making of the #ReckoningInBostonPBS film and its impact on Boston and beyond moderated by GBH News' Paris Alston.