independent lens

The Documentary Life Podcast — Episode 93

Listen to “The Documentary Life” Episode 93 featuring Mat Hames. The wide ranging interview covers his career including Last Best Hope, two Independent Lens films When I Rise and What Was Ours, as well as the #RTDocs series. Listen in the embedded audio file below, on Apple Podcasts, Android, or subscribe via RSS.

NYC and Austin Film Screenings

On April 18th, two different films are screening on the same night.  In NYC, International House NYC hosts a screening of the award winning Independent Lens film, "What Was Ours", while in Austin, AFS Cinema will host a media preview screening of the new documentary "Why We're Here", an inside look at pioneering studio Rooster Teeth, creators of Red Vs. Blue, Achievement Hunter and hit anime series RWBY.  RSVP for the NYC screening here. (Austin screening is invite only)


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'WHAT WAS OURS' Premieres on PBS Independent Lens

On January 16, 2017,  award-winning documentary 'What Was Ours' premiered nationally on US television as part of the PBS' series Independent Lens. Check your local PBS station for future broadcasts. You can watch on Amazon and on FireTV devices here.  To purchase the film on Blu Ray, standard HD DVD, digital, or for Educational Usage, visit the film's distributor, Vision Maker Media. Keep up to date on theatrical screenings here.

"Never Conquered" Published by the Atlantic

A short documentary about my friend Eastern Shoshone elder Philbert McLeod was commissioned by Independent Lens. "Never Conquered", was published as an Editor’s Pick by The Atlantic . Watch the whole film here. Directed by Mat Hames and produced by Stephen Talbot and Lois Vossen for Independent Lens. Cinematography by David Layton and Wilson Waggoner. Edited by Mat Hames and Ginny Patrick, score by Nathan Halpern. Special thanks to Stephen Talbot.