A meditation on the prison’s disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives.
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.
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Saturday, Oct 28 at 10:30pm
"Kill Team" Venture behind closed doors to learn the harrowing story of a 21-year-old U.S. infantryman in Afghanistan who - with the help of his father - attempted to alert the military to heinous war crimes being committed by his platoon. By Dan Krauss. "Confusion Through Sand" - Director Danny Madden's animated short film tells the story of a teenage military recruit alone and scared in a hostile desert.
In 1971, eight citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took hundreds of damning secret files and shared them with the public and the press. Now, for the first time, they tell their story. By Johanna Hamilton.
From the director of the Oscar-nominated Winter's Bone comes this portrait of a motorcycle-riding Vietnam veteran. There's more to Ronnie "Stray Dog" Hall than meets the eye; behind the tattoos and leather vest is a man dedicated to helping his fellow vets and immigrant family as he comes to terms with his combat experience.
Meet an unforgettable mother-daughter duo facing tough choices as they age. For 92-year-old Mimi, still caring for disabled 64-year-old daughter Dona, it means that love has run out of time and she must find her daughter a new home.
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
Chasing Trane is about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This portrait of a remarkable jazz artist reveals the critical events, passions, experiences and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds.
Based on Andrew Feinstein's globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade - the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives.