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Join our community of curious, cultured viewers attending our virtual events. After every feature, we host a lively, engaging virtual discussion with a panel of filmmakers and experts; audience participation is encouraged. Learn more about our upcoming screenings below and watch discussions from our past events.

Tuesday, March 2 at 7 PM | Coded Bias

Follow MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini on her journey after she discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces, and investigates the widespread bias in algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI).

From facial scanning used for policing and surveillance to automated HR systems that mirror and magnify workplace prejudices, these technologies are created with fundamentally biased building blocks. Emboldened by her troubling discoveries, Buolamwini joins a group of pioneering women to shed a light on prejudices in the technology that shapes our lives and threatens our democracy.

Following the preview screening, PBS North Carolina will host a virtual discussion.

Tuesday, April 6 at 7 PM | Philly D.A.

In Philly D.A., a special six-part docuseries from Independent Lens, filmmakers Ted Passon and Yoni Brook bring you inside Philadelphia’s criminal justice system and one man's effort to transform it.

In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. It’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come.

When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a longshot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly D.A. explores the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence and mass incarceration.

Following the preview screening, PBS North Carolina will host a virtual discussion.

Past Events & Panel Discussions

Missed a panel discussion? Just want an encore? Explore recordings of past event discussions, here.

Discussion | Mr. SOUL! Independent Lens

PBS North Carolina Chief Growth Officer Susan Scott hosts an engaging virtual discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker Melissa Haizlip.