Web site: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens
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.
The Invisible War #1416
One of America's most shameful and best kept secrets, the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military, is examined.
- KET Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 am EDT
- KET2 Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 am EDT
- KET Sunday, June 2 at midnight EDT
Soul Food Junkies #1405
The African American love affair with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some tragic cases, deadly. This film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its benefits and consequences.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 22 at 4:00 am EDT
- KET Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 am EDT
- KET2 Sunday, May 26 at 3:00 am EDT
A dynamic cluster of innovators, entrepreneurs, and proud, self-proclaimed "hustlers" in Detroit, Michigan are profiled.
- KET2 Monday, May 27 at 10:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, May 29 at 4:00 am EDT
- KET2 Saturday, June 1 at 3:30 am EDT
- KET2 Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 am EDT
- KET2 Monday, June 3 at 4:00 am EDT
Love Free Or Die #1403
Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality, and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 5 at 4:00 am EDT
- KET Sunday, June 9 at 12:30 am EDT
- KET2 Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 am EDT
Two Spirits #1225
Fred Martinez was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16. This film explores the life and death of a boy, who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender.
- KET2 Monday, June 10 at 10:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, June 12 at 4:00 am EDT
- KET Sunday, June 16 at 12:30 am EDT
- KET2 Sunday, June 16 at 4:00 am EDT
The Revolutionary Optimists #1417
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 Monday, June 17 at 10:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, June 19 at 4:00 am EDT
- KET Sunday, June 23 at 1:00 am EDT
- KET2 Sunday, June 23 at 3:00 am EDT
Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens
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