You Can Watch These 10 Award-Winning Feature Documentaries Online for FREE, Now Through March 18

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The Emmy award-winning PBS documentary showcase Independent Lens is currently streaming on its website – for FREE – ten popular feature documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Through Saturday, March 18, at pbs.org/independentlens,… Continue Reading

PBS’ 6-Hour Documentary on Africa’s Great Civilizations Premieres Tonight – Watch 10 Clips

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UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO WATCH ALL 6 EPISODES OF PBS’ 6-HOUR DOCUMENTARY SERIES ON AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS PBS’ 6-hour documentary series “Africa’s Great Civilizations,” hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., premieres tonight, February 27, at 9/8c, promising to bring “little-known yet epic stories… Continue Reading

After Seeing ‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ Stream 1963 James Baldwin Documentary ‘Take This Hammer’ This Weekend

James Baldwin, "Take This Hammer"

WNET, America’s flagship PBS station (and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21), is making the groundbreaking 1963 documentary, “Take This Hammer,” available via Facebook Live on Friday, February 24 at 8 pm. This event marks the first time WNET will… Continue Reading

Review: ‘Let the Fire Burn’ Is Powerfully & Masterfully Structured (Independent Lens Doc Now Streaming for Free)

"Let the Fire Burn"

The Emmy award-winning documentary showcase Independent Lens announced earlier this week that it will stream for free, ten of its popular titles – feature documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers – from… Continue Reading

Missed Last Night’s Premiere of Sam Pollard’s PBS Documentary ‘The Talk – Race in America’? Watch It Online Now!

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Since our journey began in this country, parents of Black and brown children have had very frank and often chilling conversations with their offspring about encounters and interactions with law enforcement. While many police officers honor their code; others wield… Continue Reading

We Spoke to Director Sam Pollard About His PBS Documentary ‘The Talk – Race in America’ Which Premieres Tonight, Feb. 20

Sam Pollard, director and supervising producer, "The Talk – Race in America" (Credit: © LaMont Hamilton Photographic Imaging)

Since our journey began in this country, parents of Black and brown children have had very frank and often chilling conversations with their offspring about encounters and interactions with law enforcement. While many police officers honor their code; others wield… Continue Reading

POV Acquires Oscar-Nominated Short ‘Joe’s Violin’ for 2017 Broadcast on PBS (Watch It Now)

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Celebrated PBS documentary series POV has acquired the broadcast rights for Joe’s Violin, an Academy Award nominee in Best Documentary (Short Subject). In the film, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship between 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold and… Continue Reading

In Documentary ‘Accidental Courtesy,’ Black Musician Meets, Befriends KKK Members to Forge Racial Conciliation (Tonight on PBS)

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Part of PBS’ Black History Month programming is the INDEPENDENT LENS documentary premiere “Accidental Courtesy” which is set to premiere tonight, Monday, February 13, 10-11:30 p.m. ET. Produced and directed by Matt Ornstein, “Accidental Courtesy” introduces audiences to African American… Continue Reading