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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

American Denial #1609 [TV-PG]
This film uses the story of Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard to explore the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality, and justice still affect notions of race and class today.

  • KET2 Sunday, March 1 at 4:00 am EST

The Revolutionary Optimists #1417 [TV-PG]
Amlan Ganguly empowers children to become change agents in the slums of Kolkata India. This film follows Amlan and three of the children he works with on a journey through adolescence, as they challenge the idea that marginalization is written into their destiny.

  • KET2 Tuesday, March 3 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Wednesday, March 4 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 am EST

Seeking Asian Female #1414 [TV-PG]
An elderly American man and a young Chinese woman pursue a marriage brokered by the internet.

  • KET2 Wednesday, March 11 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 am EST

Closed Captioned Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines #1411 [TV-PG]
The comic book superheroine Wonder Woman and popular representations of powerful women are explored.

  • KET2 Monday, March 16 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Wednesday, March 18 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, March 22 at 1:30 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 am EST

Closed Captioned Little White Lie #1610 [TV-PG]
An upper-middle-class woman with two loving Jewish parents unlocks a powerful family secret.

  • KET2 Monday, March 23 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Wednesday, March 25 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, March 27 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 am EST

Little Hope Was Arson/A City In Flames #1611 [TV-PG]
A portrait of a community terrorized from the inside out when ten churches were burned down in one month, igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history.

  • KET2 Monday, April 6 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Sunday, April 12 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, April 12 at 3:00 am EDT

The Homestretch #1612 [TV-PG]
Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters and high school pressures to build a brighter future.

  • KET2 Monday, April 13 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, April 15 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Sunday, April 19 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 am EDT

The Great Invisible #1613 [TV-PG]
Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its continuing effects on a region dependent on nature.

  • KET2 Monday, April 20 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET Sunday, April 26 at 1:30 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 am EDT
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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens

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