Next Episode of Independent Lens is
Season 18 / Episode 2 and airs on 27 December 2016 02:00
Cameras follow an unconventional veteran of the Vietnam War as he rides his motorcycle with fellow servicemen to the Vietnam Memorial and runs a business with his wife while contending with the conflict's legacy and reaching out to others.
Spend time in Janesville, Wisconsin - the front lines of the debate over the future of the middle class.
Experience the struggles and triumphs of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay elected bishop.
Explore India's Barefoot College, which gives impoverished women skills to change their communities.
Witness the economic disparities faced by New Yorkers only minutes from one another as the crow flies.
Learn about soul food's relevance to black cultural identity.
Enter the world of artist Wayne White, an iconic auteur of the weird, the silly and the joyfully absurd.
Learn why the textbook tempest in Texas is jeopardizing the next generation's education.
Follow Whitney Young's journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League.
Learn about the life and work of celebrated Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.
Explore the human-rights implications of the nation's least winnable war-the war on drugs.
See how President Mohamed Nasheed is trying to prevent the drowning of 385,000 Maldivians.
Meet the Arizonans who try to identify the bodies of illegal crossers lost in the desert.
View the love story between an aging white man and the Chinese bride he finds online.
Hear about the epidemic of rape and sexual assault within the ranks of the U.S. military.
Learn how Detroit residents are ready to create a radically new post-industrial city.
Witness the transformation some of the poorest slums of Kolkata through the empowerment of children.
Follow the personal journey of Arnel Pineda, of the rock band Journey, on a whirlwind world tour.
View the healthcare system through the eyes of those stuck in an ER waiting room in Oakland.
Examine the roots of the Latino dropout crisis and the ongoing effort to increase graduation rates.
Follow Native-American teams who compete in an exciting and dangerous form of horse racing.
Witness the life-defining choices faced by three young people living in the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Hear the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world's greatest sushi chef.
Follow two groups whose activism turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
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