independent lens

Charm City | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Apr 23, 2019
Courtesy of Andre Lambertson / PBS-Independent Lens

FREE – Thu. May 9, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation. RESERVE SEATS HERE

The Providers | Independent Lens

Mar 29, 2019
The Providers
Courtesy of Adria Malcom

Mon., Apr.8, 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Follow three "country doctors" in rural New Mexico -- the site of a physician shortage and an opioid epidemic -- who work at clinics that offer care for all, regardless of ability to pay.

Tre Maison Dasan | Independent Lens

Mar 29, 2019
Tre Maison Dasan
Courtesy of Jon Gourley / PBS

Mon. , Apr. 1, 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Meet three of the estimated one in 14 American children growing up with a parent in prison.

Courtesy of Jim Judkis / Independent Lens

Sat., Feb. 9,  8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Take an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers, in one of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018. 

Black Memorabilia | Independent Lens

Feb 1, 2019
Courtesy of C-Line Films / PBS

Mon., Feb. 4 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | From the south to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim racially-charged Black Memorabilia.

Link Wray with guitar on purple background.
Courtesy of Bruce Steinberg, courtesy of LinkWray.com / Independent Lens

Mon., Jan. 21, 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Take an electrifying look at the Native American influence in popular music, despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture. 

Dolores Huerta speaking
WKAR-MSU

A documentary highlighting the life of civil rights icon Dolores Huerta premieres tomorrow on WKAR-TV. During a recent visit to East Lansing, WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Huerta about topics including the #MeToo movement, and what comes next in her fight for social justice.


Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky
Indepdent Lens / WKAR-MSU

FREE – Wed. Apr. 11, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation. RESERVE SEATS HERE

Dolores | Independent Lens

Mar 21, 2018
United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta organizing marchers on the 2nd day of March Coachella in Coachella, CA 1969. 'Dolores' Premieres March 27 on WKAR-TV.
Courtesy of © 1976 George Ballis / Take Stock / The Image Works / PBS

Tue. Mar. 27 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Meet the indomitable Dolores Huerta, who has tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice.

Tell Them We Are Rising | Independent Lens

Feb 13, 2018
Recent graduates of Morgan State University, Maryland.
Courtesy of Morgan State University / PBS

Mon. Feb. 19 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore the pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in shaping American history, culture and national identity.

Real Boy | Independent Lens

Jun 16, 2017
Title image - real boy
Courtesy / Independent Lens - PBS

Mon. June 19 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Meet Bennett, a transgender teen on a journey to find his voice as a musician, a son and a man.

Limited Partnership | Independent Lens

Jun 5, 2017
Richard and Tony
Courtesy / PBS

Mon. June 12 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Meet one of the first gay couples to marry, and learn about their 40-year fight for legal status.

May 25 | Real Boy | Indie Lens Pop-Up

May 15, 2017
Title image - real boy
Courtesy / Independent Lens - PBS

FREE – Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation about a son’s transition and a mom’s transformation. RESERVE SEATS