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Independent Lens: Attla

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 10:00pm

Discovering the inspiring story of legendary Alaska native dogsled racer George Attla.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Years

Sun, 11/24/2019 - 1:00pm

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Year explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.”

Independent Lens: RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Sat, 11/23/2019 - 4:00pm

This film looks at the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 9:30pm

Take an inside look into every room in the Boynton House and the amazing transformation that occurred during the restoration process.

Surviving Home from America Reframed

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 10:00pm

For these veterans, coming home from war is another great challenge they must survive. Follow their journeys to reintegrate into civilian life on Surviving Home from America Reframed. 

Finding Your Roots "Black Like Me"

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 8:00pm

Watch as Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover unexpected ancestry.

The First Official Thanksgiving

Sun, 11/24/2019 - 5:00pm

Learn more about what some historians might call the first “official, English-speaking” Thanksgiving held in the Americas. 

The Warrior Tradition

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 9:00pm

There’s more to the story than heroism. And there’s more than one way to be a warrior.

Warrior in Two Worlds

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 9:00pm

This film looks at the life of Ely Parker, a Seneca chief, a legal scholar, an engineer, a Civil War hero, and a Cabinet-level commissioner. 

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 6:30pm

WXXI presents this Indie Lens Pop-Up film that tells how television has shaped us and the world of today.

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