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A Reckoning in Boston

A Reckoning in Boston

What happens when you discover that your assumptions are flawed? A white filmmaker starts his academic inquiry by documenting low-income, adult students of color at the Clemente Course in Boston. After time, he comes to terms with his own complicity in racism. Alongside students, a unique filmmaking collaboration forms to explore the area's history of racism and gentrification.
S23 E6 Length 1:20:32 Premiere: 1.17.22

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A Reckoning in Boston

A white filmmaker collaborates with students enrolled in Boston's Clemente Course in the Humanities to explore violence, racism and gentrification in Boston.

  • Thursday January 20, 2022 4:00 am ET on KET
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Missing in Brooks County

Activist detective Eddie Canales searches for migrants who have disappeared after crossing the Mexican border into Brooks County, Texas.

  • Monday January 31, 2022 10:00 pm ET on KET
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Owned: A Tale of Two Americas

While the government's postwar housing policy created the world's largest middle class, it also set America on two divergent paths - one of perceived wealth and the other of systematically defunded, segregated communities.

  • Monday February 7, 2022 10:00 pm ET on KET
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Bulletproof

In an era of mass shootings, lockdown drills and teacher firearms training, take a look at what Americans will do to feel safe in schools.

  • Monday February 14, 2022 10:00 pm ET on KET
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Season 23 Episodes

A Reckoning in Boston

S23 E6 Length 1:20:32 Premiere Date 1.17.22

Home From School: The Children Of Carlisle

S23 E5 Length 55:18 Premiere Date 11.23.21

Duty Free

S23 E4 Length 54:30 Premiere Date 11.22.21

Storm Lake

S23 E3 Length 1:25:48 Premiere Date 11.15.21

Ferguson Rises

S23 E2 Length 1:21:28 Premiere Date 11.8.21

Trailer | A Reckoning in Boston

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 12.7.21

Trailer | Independent Lens Fall 2021 Season

Clip Length 01:01 Premiere Date 8.12.21

Trailer | Independent Lens Winter 2022 Season

Preview Length 01:00 Premiere Date 1.3.22

Women and Girls Lead: Meet Beverly

Clip Length 03:24 Premiere Date 3.1.12

Women and Girls Lead: Meet Sonia

Clip Length 03:09 Premiere Date 3.1.12

Women and Girls Lead: Melanne Verveer Web Exclusive

Clip Length 01:14 Premiere Date 3.1.12

Rose Mapendo Shares Her Story to Inspire Action

Clip Length 09:47 Premiere Date 3.22.12

Lois Vossen on Curation at Sundance

Clip Length 03:29 Premiere Date 1.24.13

New Frontier: Sparking Innovation at Sundance

Clip Length 01:41 Premiere Date 1.24.13

God Loves Uganda: Sundance Premiere

Clip Length 03:08 Premiere Date 1.24.13

Outlawed in Pakistan: Sundance Premiere

Clip Length 02:35 Premiere Date 1.24.13

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When I'm Her

Length 14:30 Premiere Date 6.21.21

Senior Prom

Length 14:02 Premiere Date 6.1.21

The Dancing Man of L.A.

Length 25:57 Premiere Date 5.24.21

The Great World of Gregory Blackstock

Length 10:38 Premiere Date 4.30.21

American Nomads Short Film

Length 16:29 Premiere Date 1.11.21

Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 4

Length 12:44 Premiere Date 9.21.20

Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 3

Length 11:57 Premiere Date 9.21.20

Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 2

Length 11:56 Premiere Date 9.21.20

Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 1

Length 10:37 Premiere Date 9.21.20

The Debate

Length 11:05 Premiere Date 7.1.20

Blind Love, Episode 7

Length 10:32 Premiere Date 2.20.20

Blind Love , Episode 6

Length 08:43 Premiere Date 2.19.20

Blind Love, Episode 5

Length 08:28 Premiere Date 2.18.20

Blind Love , Episode 4

Length 08:51 Premiere Date 2.17.20

Blind Love, Episode 3

Length 09:04 Premiere Date 2.16.20

Blind Love, Episode 2

Length 09:41 Premiere Date 2.15.20

Blind Love, Episode 1

Length 08:58 Premiere Date 2.14.20

American Nomads, Episode 6

Length 05:40 Premiere Date 1.8.20

American Nomads, Episode 5

Length 06:00 Premiere Date 1.7.20

American Nomads, Episode 4

Length 05:45 Premiere Date 1.6.20

American Nomads, Episode 3

Length 06:21 Premiere Date 1.5.20

American Nomads, Episode 2

Length 06:30 Premiere Date 1.4.20

American Nomads, Episode 1

Length 05:24 Premiere Date 1.3.20

alter-NATIVE: Kitchen, Episode 6

Length 08:08 Premiere Date 11.24.19

alter-NATIVE: Kitchen, Episode 5

Length 05:09 Premiere Date 11.23.19

alter-NATIVE: Kitchen, Episode 4

Length 05:45 Premiere Date 11.22.19

alter-NATIVE: Kitchen, Episode 3

Length 06:06 Premiere Date 11.21.19

alter-NATIVE: Kitchen, Episode 2

Length 05:48 Premiere Date 11.20.19

Should We Kid or Not? Episode 5

Length 07:59 Premiere Date 11.19.19

alter-NATIVE: Kitchen, Episode 1

Length 05:30 Premiere Date 11.19.19

Should We Kid or Not? Episode 4

Length 08:46 Premiere Date 11.18.19

Should We Kid or Not? Episode 3

Length 08:45 Premiere Date 11.17.19

Should We Kid or Not? Episode 2

Length 08:12 Premiere Date 11.16.19

Should We Kid or Not? Episode 1

Length 07:51 Premiere Date 11.15.19

Jose and Mr. Ramos: The Dreamer

Length 08:19 Premiere Date 9.7.17

Jose and Mr. Ramos

Length 09:57 Premiere Date 8.7.17

Sophie and Ben

Length 12:14 Premiere Date 7.31.17

Never Conquered

Length 10:07 Premiere Date 7.28.17

We Are All Newtown - Part 1

Length 09:12 Premiere Date 4.3.17

We Are All Newtown - Part 3

Length 10:28 Premiere Date 4.3.17

TOWER - Guns on Campus - Short Film

Length 05:24 Premiere Date 2.14.17

The Rise of SWAT

Length 02:01 Premiere Date 5.8.16

County Clerk Changes History

Length 05:02 Premiere Date 6.14.15

¡Avancemos!

Length 16:37 Premiere Date 9.24.13

Realmente Quiero Tener Éxito

Length 15:16 Premiere Date 9.24.13

Nada Me Detiene

Length 17:43 Premiere Date 9.24.13

Baby Mama High

Length 21:18 Premiere Date 9.24.13

Immigrant High

Length 17:10 Premiere Date 9.24.13

Skipping Up

Length 16:37 Premiere Date 9.24.13

I Really Want to Make It

Length 15:16 Premiere Date 9.24.13

Can't Hold Me Back

Length 17:43 Premiere Date 9.24.13

Preparatoria de Madres Solteras

Length 21:18 Premiere Date 9.24.13

Colegio Inmigrante

Length 17:10 Premiere Date 9.24.13

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