Indie Lens Pop-Up Virtual Screenings – Season 2021 / 2022

Indie Lens Pop-Up brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues, to family and community relationships.

Join one of our local partner, the University of Alaska, Anchorage’s Multicultural Center for film screenings that due to COVID-19, will remain virtual for the 2021-2022 season.

All screenings are free and open to the public.

Past Virtual Screenings


Try Harder – April 14

San Francisco’s Lowell High, one of the best public schools in the country, draws high achievers—nearly 70% Asian Americans—from across the city into a fiercely competitive universe. The camera follows seniors through the hallways and into classrooms as the pressure intensifies to impress admissions officers at elite universities with their report cards, test scores, and overall awesomeness. The students proudly own their identity as nerds and tell their stories with candor and humor despite the stress. The film asks: How do these kids define their identities outside of acceptance letters? 

Virtual Screening of Try Harder
Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m.
LIVE Virtual Event via OVEE


Writing with Fire – Rescheduled for March 22

AKPM and UAA are proud to present Writing with Fire. In a male-dominated media landscape, the women journalists of India’s all-female Khabar Lahariya (“News Wave”) newspaper risk it all, including their own safety, to cover the country’s political, social, and local news from a women-powered perspective. From underground network to independent media empire—now with 10 million views on their YouTube site—they defy the odds to redefine power. Join us on Tuesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. for the film and discussion.

Virtual Screening of Writing with Fire
Tuesday, March 22 at 6 p.m.
LIVE Virtual Event via OVEE


Storm Lake – Nov 11

AKPM and UAA are proud to present Storm Lake, in which a dogged family-run paper in Iowa gives citizens the scoop on forces threatening to overwhelm their precarious small-town existence.

Virtual Screening of Storm Lake
Wednesday, November 11 at 6 p.m.
LIVE Virtual Event via OVEE


Missing in Brooks County – Jan 26

AKPM and UAA are proud to present Missing in Brooks County, in which two families search for their loved ones who went missing in the fields of Brooks County, Texas after crossing from Mexico. Join us on Wednesday, January 26, at 6 pm for the film and discussion.

Virtual Screening of Missing in Brooks County
Wednesday, January 26 at 6 p.m.
LIVE Virtual Event via OVEE


Upcoming Virtual Screenings

Apart – Feb. 8

AKPM and UAA are proud to present Apart, in which three formerly incarcerated mothers fight to overcome alienation to readjust to life with their families. Join us on Thursday, February 8, at 6 pm for the film and discussion.

Virtual Screening of Apart
Thursday, February 8 at 6 p.m.
LIVE Virtual Event via OVEE

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