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Independent Lens Season 22 Episodes

13 Episodes 2020 -

Episode 1

Feels Good Man

Mon, Oct 19, 2020 120 mins

When comic character Pepe the Frog becomes the unwitting icon of hate, his creator fights back.

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Episode 2

Represent

Mon, Oct 26, 2020 120 mins

Leading up to the 2018 midterm elections in the heart of the Midwest, three women take on entrenched local political networks in their fight to reshape politics on their own terms.

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Episode 3

Jonathan Scott's Power Trip

Mon, Nov 16, 2020 120 mins

Jonathan Scott is on a mission to flip the switch on how Americans get access to power. He quickly learns how little choice the public has in how they source energy.

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Episode 4

Belly of the Beast

Mon, Nov 23, 2020 120 mins

Hear the horrifying truth about modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons through intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people filmed over the course of seven years.

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Episode 5

A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem

Mon, Jan 4, 2021 120 mins

NFL cheerleaders revolve their lives around their sport, but most earn less than minimum wage. Three of them decide they deserve more. In high-stakes lawsuits, these courageous women take a stand against the massive, male-dominated sports league.

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Episode 6

A Day in the Life of America; American Nomads

Mon, Jan 11, 2021 120 mins

On July 4, 2017, more than 90 film crews across the country capture Americans in the midst of life, liberty, and their particular pursuit of happiness, creating an unflinching snapshot of the depth and breadth of the American experience.

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Episode 7

9to5: The Story of a Movement

Mon, Feb 1, 2021 120 mins

When Dolly Parton sang "9 to 5," she was singing the true story of a movement that started with 9to5, a group of Boston secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple — better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment — but their unconventional approach attracted the press and shamed their bosses into change.

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Episode 8

Women in Blue

Mon, Feb 1, 2021 120 mins

Under the leadership of the Minneapolis Police Department's first female chief, women officers seek gender equity, redefining what it means to protect and serve. But a fatal shooting and a new male chief imperil their progress.

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Episode 9

Mr. Soul!

Sun, Feb 7, 2021 120 mins

"SOUL!," the public television variety show that shared Black culture with the nation, is celebrated.

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Episode 10

'Til Kingdom Come / The Debate

Mon, Mar 29, 2021 120 mins

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Episode 11

Down a Dark Stairwell

Mon, Apr 12, 2021 120 mins

Two communities navigate a criminal system after an unarmed man is killed.

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Episode 14

Two Gods

Sun, Jun 20, 2021 120 mins

In an East Orange, N.J. casket shop, casket makers work with mentors in the Islamic burial tradition. Countering tumultuous home lives and the dangerous undertow of the streets, they have found a way of teaching their young charges to embrace life.

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Episode 15

The People vs. Agent Orange

Mon, Jun 28, 2021 120 mins

The efforts of two women to hold the chemical industry accountable are chronicled. In a French court, French-Vietnamese author Tran To Nga seeks recompense for exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. In Oregon, environmentalist Carol Van Strum tries to bring to light the impact that a chemical mixture had on her community.

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