Independent Lens


Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering a great amount of land. Governments around the world are imagining society 10,000 years from now to create monuments protecting future generations. Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative but troubled distant future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.

Air Date 1/9/17

This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. INDEPENDENT LENS features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history. The series is supported by interactive companion Web sites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • #1820 — Real Boy |
    Saturday, Jul 1 at 10:33pm TPT LIFE
  • #1820 — Real Boy |
    Sunday, Jul 2 at 4:33am TPT LIFE
  • #1710 — (T)ERROR |
    Monday, Jul 3 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #1615 — Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb Vs. Gravity |
    Sunday, Jul 16 at 2:30pm TPT LIFE
  • #1720 — T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold |
    Saturday, Jul 29 at 10:30pm 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.
    Sunday, Jul 16 at 2:30pm TPT LIFE
  • #1702 — India's Daughter
    Learn how the harrowing rape and murder of a promising 23-year-old female medical student in Delhi sparked an international movement for change in this news-making film that was banned in India.
    Sunday, Jul 30 at 12am TPT LIFE
  • #1710 — (T)ERROR
    Watch a covert terrorism sting unfold as a longtime counterterrorism informant takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist, without informing his superiors.
    Monday, Jul 3 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #1720 — T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold
    Meet Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, who rose from the streets of Flint, Michigan, and at 17 won the first Olympic gold medal for women's boxing in 2012. In this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.
    Saturday, Jul 29 at 10:30pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, Jul 30 at 4:30am TPT LIFE
  • #1820 — Real Boy
    Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.
    Saturday, Jul 1 at 10:33pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, Jul 2 at 4:33am TPT LIFE


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