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  1. Watch Acclaimed Documentary A Film Unfinished Tonight on PBS

    May 3, 2011

    "A Film Unfinished , engages us, challenges us, and most importantly teaches us - not only about history, but about what we take for granted, and what we assume to be the truth."  -Cinematical  After World War II, 60 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled

  2. Explore our Interactive Timeline: History of the Congo

    March 28, 2011

    Independent Lens has created an interactive timeline of the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo to help bring viewers up to speed ahead of Tuesday night’s documentary Pushing the Elephant.  The Democratic Republic of Congo has a tragic history marked by invasion and brutality by imperialists and occupiers. Give yourself a primer on the African

  3. Digital Diaspora Family Reunion

    March 15, 2011

    A multimedia-driven social engagement project by Thomas Allen Harris  Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris explains his latest creative project, Digital Diaspora, which is designed to maintain family history one photograph at a time. For 15 years, I have been making documentary films that mined my family and extended African Diasporic family archives to

  4. Egalité for All Tells the Story of Haiti’s Revolutionary Past

    January 27, 2010

    Since the massive earthquake devastated Haiti two weeks ago, volunteers and organizations from around the world have rallied together in support. Recently, the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, which aired on public television stations and other media outlets, raised more than $58 million in donations. Despite the massive worldwide effort, the news