Independent Lens: The Rise of Swat
Airing weekly on the PBS primetime schedule, Independent Lens is television’s largest showcase of independent documentary film. Each week we bring you another original documentary film, made by one of the best independent filmmakers working today. Independent Lens films have won 17 Emmy Awards, 16 George Foster Peabody Awards, five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, and have received nine Academy Award nominations. Independent Lens won the 2013, 2014, and 2015 International Documentary Association (IDA) Award for Best Continuing Series, and was nominated again for 2017.