Independent Lens Announces 2019 Fall Lineup of Historical Docs Showing ‘How We Got Here’

Published on Aug 15, 2019

Independent Lens is approaching its 18th season offering documentary films to a wide viewing audience. Its upcoming collection, set to begin airing this fall on PBS.

Series executive producer Lois Vossen spoke with IndieWire about the ongoing relevance of these stories, whether they’re primarily focused on illuminating a part of the past or putting current events in a greater historical context.

“One of the things that I’m a firm believer in is that we can’t understand where we are right now without looking back at the past and how we got here,” Vossen said. “History is such an important part of who we are today. I personally am fascinated by filmmakers who can take something from history and show us why it’s incredibly relevant today.”

This season’s slate begins with “Made in Boise,” a film that not only addresses a growing trend of surrogate births in the Idaho city,

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Author: Steve Greene