Encompassing the full spectrum of film — from history to drama to animation to shorts to social-issue films — this anthology series allows audiences greater access to powerful and innovative programs united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of their independent producers. Acclaimed actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci hosts the series. 

Independent Lens: "Kumu Hina"

Monday, May 4 at 10pm on WGBH 2

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.

Kumu Hina

Kumu Hina

Independent Lens

Watch a transgendered teacher inspire a young girl to claim leadership of an all-male hula troupe.

60 min.

The Great Invisible

The Great Invisible

Independent Lens

Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

90 min.

The Homestretch

The Homestretch

Independent Lens

Follow three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who fight to graduate and build a future.

60 min.

Little Hope Was Arson; A City in Flames

Little Hope Was Arson; A City in Flames

Independent Lens

The investigation into a spate of church burnings.

90 min.

Solar Mamas

Solar Mamas

Independent Lens

Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. 

American Denial

American Denial

Independent Lens

Explore the power of unconscious biases, using Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism.

Schedule

Monday
5/4/15 10:00 PM
WGBH 2
Wednesday
5/6/15 4:00 AM
WGBX 44
Wednesday
5/6/15 8:00 PM
WGBH World
Thursday
5/7/15 1:00 AM
WGBH World
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