Independent Lens

Dogtown Redemption

Episode: Dogtown Redemption explores the complex dynamics of race, class, and systemic poverty as it tells the story of four recyclers in Oakland who struggle to survive in a neighborhood already decimated by unemployment, addiction, and violence.

Air Date 5/17/16

Upcoming Air Dates
  • #1507 — How to Survive A Plague |
    Saturday, Jun 18 at 11pm TPT LIFE
  • #1614 — Kumu Hina |
    Sunday, Jun 19 at 10:30pm TPT 2
  • #1614 — Kumu Hina |
    Monday, Jun 20 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #1614 — Kumu Hina |
    Saturday, Jun 25 at 11pm TPT LIFE
  • #1614 — Kumu Hina |
    Sunday, Jun 26 at 5am TPT LIFE
  • #1419 — The Waiting Room/Let Me Down Easy
    Highland Hospital, a vital part of the city of Oakland, California and the surrounding county, is stretched to the breaking point. It is the primary care facility for 250,000 patients of nearly every nationality, race, and religion, with 250 patients crowding its emergency room every day. This remarkably diverse population -- and the hospital staff charged with caring for them -- is battling its way through seismic shifts in the nation's healthcare system, while weathering the storm of a national recession. Paired with the short film - LET ME DOWN EASY.
    Monday, Jul 4 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #1507 — How to Survive A Plague
    This film is the story of two grassroots coalitions -- ACT UP and Treatment Action Group -- made up of innovative activists, many of them HIV-positive, who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
    Saturday, Jun 18 at 11pm TPT LIFE
  • #1614 — Kumu Hina
    Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.
    Sunday, Jun 19 at 10:30pm TPT 2
    Monday, Jun 20 at 4:30am TPT 2
    Saturday, Jun 25 at 11pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, Jun 26 at 5am TPT LIFE
  • #1615 — Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb Vs. Gravity
    Follow the evolution of daredevil choreographer Elizabeth Streb's movement philosophy as expressed through her technique, lifestyle and challenge to assumptions about art, aging, injury, gender and human possibility. By Catherine Gund.
    Tuesday, Jun 28 at 11pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Jun 29 at 5am TPT 2
  • #1617 — Limited Partnership
    Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.
    Monday, Jun 27 at 12am TPT 2
  • #1719 — TRAPPED
    Go inside the contentious issue of abortion rights through the story of health care providers and others in Texas, Mississippi and Alabama who are fighting against controversial new TRAP laws that are closing clinics.
    Sunday, Jun 26 at 10:30pm TPT 2
    Monday, Jun 27 at 4:30am TPT 2
    Saturday, Jul 2 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, Jul 3 at 3am TPT LIFE
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