Independent Lens

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Tuesday 10:00 PM on PBS Premiered Aug 09, 1999 In Season

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    • Happiness
      Happiness
      Episode 5
      11/17/14
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      A look at how technology is changing lives in ancient societies, focusing on a 9-year-old Bhutanese boy whose world is transformed by the arrival of electricity in the rural village of Laya. As if that's not enough, his worldview expands when he and his uncle head to the bustling capital city of Thimphu, which features heavy traffic, indoor plumbing and nightclubs, to buy a television.moreless
    • Powerless
      Powerless
      Episode 4
      11/3/14
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      A look at the ongoing electricity shortage in Kanpur, India, an industrial town where frequent power outages can last upwards of 15 hours a day. The documentary focuses on a Robin Hood-esque electrician who reroutes wires to deliver electricity to the needy; and the head of the local electric company who is on a mission to stop the theft of electricity.moreless
    • Brakeless
      Brakeless
      Episode 3
      10/27/14
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    • Twin Sisters
      Twin Sisters
      Episode 2
      10/20/14
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      "Twin Sisters" tells the story of Mia and Alexandra, identical twins from China who were adopted as infants by different families—one from Norway and the other from Sacramento. The adopted mothers had met during the adoption process and noticed their similarities; a year later, after DNA tests proved what they suspected, the families set out for the siblings to stay in touch. And when the girls reunite at age 8, despite differences in their upbringings, they prove to be remarkably similar.moreless
    • Bully
      Bully
      Episode 1
      10/13/14
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