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  1. Black History Month? There's an App for That!

    February 17, 2012

    Shukree Tilghman, the director of the Independent Lens film More Than a Month, speaks with Hari Sreenivasen from PBS NewsHour about the iPhone app, called More Than a Mapp, which his team has developed to crowdsource and showcase important African American historical sites.  Much like the apps that help you find a nearby cup of coffee or ATM, the More Than A

  2. PBS NewsHour & IL Present: A Social Screening of More Than a Month

    February 15, 2012

    Following the PBS broadcast premiere on Independent Lens — a social screening of the film will start at 12pm PT / 3pm ET on Friday, February 17. Filmmaker Shukree Tighlman will participate in the event, which is being produced in partnership by PBS NewsHour and Independent Lens. Follow this link to participate in the screening.        Watch End Black

  3. Independent Lens Honors Black History at TCA

    January 11, 2012

    At this year's Television Critics Association, Independent Lens announced three new films that examine the history of African American activism and produced a panel including legendary activist Angela Davis and artist Talib Kweli. Watch the video below to see some of the icons and artists who joined Independent Lens in recognizing African American

  4. Independent Lens Leads PBS's Black History Month

    January 5, 2012

    The lineup will include three new critically acclaimed documentaries in February: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, More Than a Month, and The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 — featuring the legendary activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis. In February 2012, Independent Lens will lead the celebration of Black History Month on public television

  5. February is More Than a Month

    February 2, 2011

     This month, BTB will be featuring films by and about African Americans and, in particular , work from the AfroPoP series produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC). Our work with this organization and filmmakers of color extend far beyond the month of February. To start things off, here is an interview with African American filmmaker