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Web site: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens

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Each episode introduces new documentaries and dramas made by independent thinkers: filmmakers who are taking creative risks, calling their own shots and finding untold stories in unexpected places.

TV Schedule

Happiness #1605 [TV-PG]
A Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas gets access to television stations for the first time.

  • KET Sunday, November 23 at 1:30 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 23 at 3:00 am EST

Muscle Shoals/Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story #1517 [TV-PG]
Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative music.

  • KET2 Monday, November 24 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET Tuesday, November 25 at 3:00 am EST
  • KET2 Wednesday, November 26 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET2 Saturday, November 29 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Monday, December 1 at 1:00 am EST

Indian Relay #1503 [TV-PG]
Teams from three American Indian communities compete in a grueling style of bareback horse racing.

  • KET2 Tuesday, December 2 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Tuesday, December 2 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Saturday, December 6 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 am EST

All of Me: A Story of Love, Loss, and Last Resorts #1513 [TV-14]
Weight-loss surgery affects the health, friendship, and happiness of morbidly obese female friends.

  • KET2 Monday, December 8 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Wednesday, December 10 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, December 12 at 3:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, December 14 at 1:30 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 14 at 3:00 am EST

The Trials of Muhammad Ali #1516 [TV-PG]
This film covers Muhammad Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. It explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

  • KET2 Monday, December 22 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Saturday, December 27 at 3:30 am EST
  • KET Sunday, December 28 at 1:30 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 28 at 3:00 am EST

Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey #1418 [TV-PG]
This film follows the real life rock 'n' roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey.

  • KET2 Monday, December 29 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET Thursday, January 1 at 3:30 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 4 at 3:00 am EST

Rich Hill #1606 [TV-14]
Three boys navigate the road between childhood and adolescence in a depressed Missouri town.

  • KET2 Monday, January 5 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Wednesday, January 7 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, January 11 at 1:30 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 11 at 3:00 am EST

Evolution of a Criminal #1607 [TV-PG]
Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores what led him to rob a bank as a teenager in Texas.

  • KET2 Monday, January 12 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Wednesday, January 14 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, January 18 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 18 at 3:00 am EST

The Kill Team/Confusion Through Sand #1522 [TV-14]
A U.S. infantryman in Afghanistan attempts to expose war crimes committed by his platoon. Also, a short film tells the story of a teenage military recruit alone and scared in a hostile desert.

  • KET2 Monday, January 19 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Wednesday, January 21 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, January 25 at 1:30 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 25 at 2:00 am EST
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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens

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