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  1. If Angela Davis Had Twitter, Way Back When...

    February 8, 2012

    Dr. Angela Davis reflects on how social media may have aided her activist pursuits in the 1960s. She is featured in The Black Power Mixtape, which airs this Thursday on Independent Lens. The clip is part of a larger interview conducted by PBS NEWSHOUR’s Hari Sreenivasan and produced by ITVS. The documentary is the product of Swedish journalists, who came

  2. 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

  3. World Mourns Passing of Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai

    September 26, 2011

    Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize, passed away while having treatment for ovarian cancer on Monday. Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize, passed away on Monday while having treatment for ovarian cancer. Maathai was the founder of Kenya's Green Belt

  4. This Week on POV: If a Tree Falls

    September 13, 2011

    The documentary lifts the veil on a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s "number one domestic terrorism threat."   ITVS-funded filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman's documentary If a Tree Falls will air Tuesday, September 13 on POV.  The film offers a behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical

  5. Tonight on P.O.V. - William Kunstler, Radical Lawyer

    June 22, 2010

    The most hated and loved lawyer in America captured through the lens and mouths of his two daughters. Tonight, P.O.V. airs William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, a documentary directed by sisters Emily and Sarah Kunstler, that chronicles the rise of their father as an activist lawyer (check local listings here). A self-described radical, Kunstler