More than 20 million gallons of toxic herbicides were used in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971, resulting in deformity and disability. INDEPENDENT LENS' The People vs. Agent Orange follows Vietnamese activist Tran To Nga, who is suing the American chemical industry for poisoning her and her family in Vietnam.
Two Gods follow the story of a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in New Jersey, who takes two young men under his wing to teach them how to live better lives.
PHILLY D.A. is a docuseries which goes inside the emotional, high stakes work of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and his team. These idealistic outsiders from different walks of life take on reforms such as prosecuting police misconduct and brutality, sentencing, and probation and parole reform.
Premiering in 1968, SOUL! was the first nationally broadcast all-Black variety show on public television, merging artists from the margins with post-Civil Rights Black radical thought. Mr. SOUL! delves into this critical moment in television history, as well as the man who guided it, highlighting a turning point in representation whose impact continues to resonate to this day.
In an increasingly data-driven, automated world, how do we protect individuals’ civil liberties in the face of artificial intelligence that looms larger by the day? When an MIT researcher discovers that the majority of facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces, she joins others from different parts of the world to expose the discrimination within the prevalent facial recognition algorithms.
INDEPENDENT LENS Women in Blue follows Minneapolis’ first female police chief Janeé Harteau as she works to reform the Minneapolis Police Department by diversifying the ranks and promoting women into every rank of leadership. The film, shot from 2017-2020, focuses on four women in Harteau’s department, each trying to redefine what it means to protect and serve.
When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was singing about a real movement that started with a group of secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment—but as seen in 9to5: The Story of a Movement, their fight that inspired a hit would change the American workplace forever.
Watch how more than 90 film crews across the country document a single day – July 4, 2017 – and capture Americans in the midst of life, liberty and their particular pursuit of happiness. The film creates an unflinching snapshot of the depth and breadth of the American experience.
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