Independent Lens

S22 E16 | PREVIEW

Independent Lens 2020 - 2021 Season Promo

"It is shown that history repeats itself if we don't learn from it." This season, from fall to spring, Independent Lens presents a new group of impressive films that delve deep into the most pressing issues facing our nation, through the eyes of some of the most talented and incisive documentary filmmakers working today.

AIRED: October 28, 2020 | 0:01:00
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TRANSCRIPT

- One of the most beautiful things

is that there's a unity among us all.

- [Narrator] It is shown that history repeats itself

if we don't learn from it.

(upbeat music)

- My son was my heart, and now he's been taken away from me.

(gun shots)

- [Narrator] Akai Gurley was shot,

and killed by New York City Police Officer, Peter Liang.

- Sacrificing a Chinese cop,

is not going to mend this racial conflict.

- [Woman's voice] The sentencing needs to be proportionate

to his action.

- The law enforcement is still a male dominated field.

As a woman you have to be in this department a long time

before you can be yourself.

- It's important for the black community,

to see women who look like me.

I felt like I needed to choose a side, black or blue.

- [Mr. Soul] There exists, as far as I know,

no TV program that deals with my culture

so completely, so freely.

- [Narrator] Ellis came at a time

when there were so few positive African American images

on television.

- That program was so beyondit's time, that it was in time.

(musical chimes)

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