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

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  • Free At Last

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    1/26/12

  • Road to Resistance

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    1/12/12

  • Saving the Nation's Family Pictures

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    12/29/11

  • The Agony and the Ecstasy of Francesca Woodman

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    12/22/11

  • Making Peace With a Future Mentor

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    11/17/11

  • On the Road with Donor 150

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    10/20/11

  • A Family Reunion Unlike Any Other

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    10/20/11

  • Imagining New Heroes for Muslim Children

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    10/13/11

  • Independent Lens Launches Its Tenth Season

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    10/13/11

  • The Changing Ones: A Two Spirits Companion

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    6/14/11

  • The Bravest Choice Is To Be Yourself

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    6/14/11

  • The Sky's the Limit for the Women of Barefoot College

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    12/17/12

    "Welcome to India\'s Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Follow the story of Rafea '? a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four '? who is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot\'s solar engineering program.moreless
  • Where It's At With Marco and Shukree!

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    2/16/12

    Styled as an homage to early, locally-produced public affairs programming, this companion piece to the film More Than a Month featues a amusing interview between the film's director, Shukree Tilghman, and executive producer, Marco Williams.moreless
  • End Black History Month?

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    2/16/12

    Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman sets off on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. His insightful and humorous journey explores the complexity and contradictions of relegating an entire group's history to one month in a so-called "post-racial" America.moreless
  • Pounding the Pavement for Black History

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    2/16/12

    Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman hits the streets of New York to collect signatures in favor expanding Black History Month beyond February. In the process, he hears arguments both for and against observing a single Black History Month.moreless
  • Small is Beautiful

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    5/17/11

    In Japan, the miniaturization of everyday objects and the shrinking of worlds, as with Zen gardening or Bonsai, lends itself to the exposition of nature's smallest creatures.
  • Shopping's a Drag for a Power Lifter

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    In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary, Strong!, weightlifter Cheryl Haworth goes clothes shopping with a friend, but has trouble finding anything she likes. Striving to be the strongest woman in the world seemingly puts her at odds with conventional standards of beauty.moreless
  • America's Uninsured Wait to Be Seen

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    The Waiting Room is a cinema verité portrait of one California city's public safety-net hospital as it struggles to handle patient overload in a swooning economy and a constantly shifting landscape of health care policy. The film will make its television premiere next season on Independent Lens.moreless
  • Treating Fistulas at Edna Adan Hospital

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    Worldwide, two million women are living with fistulas. Every year there are 100,000 new cases. Only 14,000 cases are treated annually. In Somaliland women have an estimated 1 in 50 lifetime chance of developing a fistula during childbirth. When funds allow, the Edna Adan Hospital treats fistulas for free and this is the story of Fadumo Ibrahimo Juisaw who has come to be treated.moreless
  • Education is a Priority for Summer Pasture Family

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    In this update with the subjects of the Independent Lens documentary, Summer Pasture, we see Locho and Yama's daughter Tsering Tsomo -- now 5 years old -- and her 3 year old sister, Drolkar Lhamo. Both parents agree that sending their girls to school is a high priority for the family, so that they will have greater opportunities and an appreciation for their Tibetan heritage.moreless
  • INDEPENDENT LENS: The State Of Arizona

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    The State of Arizona captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona's headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration. From ground zero of the nation's immigration debate, the film follows Arizona's controversial "show me your papers" law through the stories of Arizonans on all sides of this divisive issue - from those who wrote it, to those who supported it, to those who dreaded its wrath.moreless
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