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  • Jan 30 4:00 am
    WATCH EPISODES
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    The First Rainbow Coalition
    In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots organization. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition. By 1973, the coalition had collapsed under the weight of relentless harassment by local and federal law enforcement. Although short-lived, it had an outsize impact: Breaking down barriers between communities, it created a permanent shift in Chicago politics and an organizing model for future activists and politicians across the nation. The First Rainbow Coalition tells the movement's little-known story through rare archival footage and interviews with former coalition members.
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  • Feb 3 10:00 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Cooked: Survival By Zip Code
    Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city.
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  • Feb 6 4:00 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Cooked: Survival By Zip Code
    Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 10 10:00 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Leftover Women
    Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s. Follow them as they struggle to stay true to their ambitions amid a state-sponsored campaign that stigmatizes women who aren't married.
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  • Feb 13 4:00 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Leftover Women
    Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s. Follow them as they struggle to stay true to their ambitions amid a state-sponsored campaign that stigmatizes women who aren't married.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 17 10:00 pm
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    We Believe In Dinosaurs
    Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 20 4:00 am
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    We Believe In Dinosaurs
    Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 24 10:00 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Always In Season
    In 2014, African American teenager Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set. His mother believes he was lynched. Stark inconsistencies and few answers from officials drive her to lead efforts in what has become an ongoing fight for the truth.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 27 4:00 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Always In Season
    In 2014, African American teenager Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set. His mother believes he was lynched. Stark inconsistencies and few answers from officials drive her to lead efforts in what has become an ongoing fight for the truth.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
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  • Feb 4 1:00 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Cooked: Survival By Zip Code
    Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 11 1:00 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Leftover Women
    Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s. Follow them as they struggle to stay true to their ambitions amid a state-sponsored campaign that stigmatizes women who aren't married.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 18 1:00 am
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    We Believe In Dinosaurs
    Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 25 1:00 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Black Memorabilia
    From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia, racially-charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
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  • Jan 29 8:00 pm
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    The First Rainbow Coalition
    In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots organization. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition. By 1973, the coalition had collapsed under the weight of relentless harassment by local and federal law enforcement. Although short-lived, it had an outsize impact: Breaking down barriers between communities, it created a permanent shift in Chicago politics and an organizing model for future activists and politicians across the nation. The First Rainbow Coalition tells the movement's little-known story through rare archival footage and interviews with former coalition members.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Jan 30 1:00 am
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    The First Rainbow Coalition
    In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots organization. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition. By 1973, the coalition had collapsed under the weight of relentless harassment by local and federal law enforcement. Although short-lived, it had an outsize impact: Breaking down barriers between communities, it created a permanent shift in Chicago politics and an organizing model for future activists and politicians across the nation. The First Rainbow Coalition tells the movement's little-known story through rare archival footage and interviews with former coalition members.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Jan 30 9:00 am
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    The First Rainbow Coalition
    In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots organization. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition. By 1973, the coalition had collapsed under the weight of relentless harassment by local and federal law enforcement. Although short-lived, it had an outsize impact: Breaking down barriers between communities, it created a permanent shift in Chicago politics and an organizing model for future activists and politicians across the nation. The First Rainbow Coalition tells the movement's little-known story through rare archival footage and interviews with former coalition members.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Jan 30 3:00 pm
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    The First Rainbow Coalition
    In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots organization. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition. By 1973, the coalition had collapsed under the weight of relentless harassment by local and federal law enforcement. Although short-lived, it had an outsize impact: Breaking down barriers between communities, it created a permanent shift in Chicago politics and an organizing model for future activists and politicians across the nation. The First Rainbow Coalition tells the movement's little-known story through rare archival footage and interviews with former coalition members.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 1 12:00 pm
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    The First Rainbow Coalition
    In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots organization. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition. By 1973, the coalition had collapsed under the weight of relentless harassment by local and federal law enforcement. Although short-lived, it had an outsize impact: Breaking down barriers between communities, it created a permanent shift in Chicago politics and an organizing model for future activists and politicians across the nation. The First Rainbow Coalition tells the movement's little-known story through rare archival footage and interviews with former coalition members.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 4 7:00 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Black Memorabilia
    From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia, racially-charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 5 2:00 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Black Memorabilia
    From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia, racially-charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 5 10:00 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Black Memorabilia
    From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia, racially-charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 5 4:00 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Black Memorabilia
    From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia, racially-charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 5 7:00 pm
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
    More than half of African American professionals are graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs). More than 50% of the nation's African American public school teachers and 70% of African American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs. The film brings to a broad national audience for the first time the story of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of intolerance and injustice.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 5 9:00 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Cooked: Survival By Zip Code
    Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 6 12:00 am
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
    More than half of African American professionals are graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs). More than 50% of the nation's African American public school teachers and 70% of African American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs. The film brings to a broad national audience for the first time the story of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of intolerance and injustice.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 6 2:00 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Cooked: Survival By Zip Code
    Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 6 8:00 am
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
    More than half of African American professionals are graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs). More than 50% of the nation's African American public school teachers and 70% of African American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs. The film brings to a broad national audience for the first time the story of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of intolerance and injustice.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 6 10:00 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Cooked: Survival By Zip Code
    Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 6 2:00 pm
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
    More than half of African American professionals are graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs). More than 50% of the nation's African American public school teachers and 70% of African American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs. The film brings to a broad national audience for the first time the story of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of intolerance and injustice.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 6 4:00 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Cooked: Survival By Zip Code
    Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 8 5:00 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Black Memorabilia
    From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia, racially-charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 8 12:00 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Cooked: Survival By Zip Code
    Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 12 7:30 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Leftover Women
    Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s. Follow them as they struggle to stay true to their ambitions amid a state-sponsored campaign that stigmatizes women who aren't married.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 13 12:30 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Leftover Women
    Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s. Follow them as they struggle to stay true to their ambitions amid a state-sponsored campaign that stigmatizes women who aren't married.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 13 8:30 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Leftover Women
    Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s. Follow them as they struggle to stay true to their ambitions amid a state-sponsored campaign that stigmatizes women who aren't married.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 13 2:30 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Leftover Women
    Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s. Follow them as they struggle to stay true to their ambitions amid a state-sponsored campaign that stigmatizes women who aren't married.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 15 12:00 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Leftover Women
    Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s. Follow them as they struggle to stay true to their ambitions amid a state-sponsored campaign that stigmatizes women who aren't married.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 19 8:30 pm
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    We Believe In Dinosaurs
    Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 20 1:30 am
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    We Believe In Dinosaurs
    Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 20 9:30 am
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    We Believe In Dinosaurs
    Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 20 3:30 pm
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    We Believe In Dinosaurs
    Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 22 12:00 pm
    WATCH EPISODES
    Independent Lens
    We Believe In Dinosaurs
    Learn about the building of a $120 million Noah's Ark exhibit, backed by the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, and designed to prove the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and hear from residents who support and oppose it.
    WATCH EPISODES PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 26 8:30 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Always In Season
    In 2014, African American teenager Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set. His mother believes he was lynched. Stark inconsistencies and few answers from officials drive her to lead efforts in what has become an ongoing fight for the truth.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 27 1:30 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Always In Season
    In 2014, African American teenager Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set. His mother believes he was lynched. Stark inconsistencies and few answers from officials drive her to lead efforts in what has become an ongoing fight for the truth.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 27 9:30 am
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Always In Season
    In 2014, African American teenager Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set. His mother believes he was lynched. Stark inconsistencies and few answers from officials drive her to lead efforts in what has become an ongoing fight for the truth.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
  • Feb 27 3:30 pm
    WATCH PREVIEW
    Independent Lens
    Always In Season
    In 2014, African American teenager Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set. His mother believes he was lynched. Stark inconsistencies and few answers from officials drive her to lead efforts in what has become an ongoing fight for the truth.
    WATCH PREVIEW PROGRAM PAGE
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