Independent Lens.

Independent Lens

As the title suggests, a series of documentaries resembles an independent film festival in its diversity of subject matter, from hula dancing to crossword mania as captured by a roster of edgy and creative filmmakers.

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Wed, 12/8 at 6:00 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS WORLD

Man on Fire

An elderly white preacher self-immolates to protest racism in his hometown of Grand Saline, Texas, in 2014.

Wed, 12/8 at 7:00 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS WORLD

Two Gods

A Muslim casket maker in East Orange, N.J., teaches two young men how to embrace life as they learn about the Islamic burial tradition.

Wed, 12/8 at 11:00 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS WORLD

Man on Fire

An elderly white preacher self-immolates to protest racism in his hometown of Grand Saline, Texas, in 2014.

Thu, 12/9 at 12:00 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS WORLD

Two Gods

A Muslim casket maker in East Orange, N.J., teaches two young men how to embrace life as they learn about the Islamic burial tradition.

Thu, 12/9 at 7:00 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS WORLD

Man on Fire

An elderly white preacher self-immolates to protest racism in his hometown of Grand Saline, Texas, in 2014.

Thu, 12/9 at 8:00 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS WORLD

Two Gods

A Muslim casket maker in East Orange, N.J., teaches two young men how to embrace life as they learn about the Islamic burial tradition.

Fri, 12/10 at 3:00 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS WORLD

Women in Blue

Women officers in Minneapolis seek gender equity and redefine what it means to protect and serve, but a fatal shooting may hinder their progress.

Sat, 12/11 at 11:00 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS WORLD

Man on Fire

An elderly white preacher self-immolates to protest racism in his hometown of Grand Saline, Texas, in 2014.

Sat, 12/11 at 12:00 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS WORLD

Two Gods

A Muslim casket maker in East Orange, N.J., teaches two young men how to embrace life as they learn about the Islamic burial tradition.

Mon, 12/13 at 1:00 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS WORLD

We Believe in Dinosaurs

The building of a $120 million Noah's Ark at the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Ky., an exhibit designed to prove the Bible's accuracy.

Mon, 12/13 at 2:30 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS WORLD

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

From 1967 to 1970, Muhammad Ali is stripped of his heavyweight title and banned from boxing after he refuses U.S. military service.