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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

Bully #1601 [TV-PG]
This program captures the growing movement to change the ways to address bullying in schools.

  • KET2 Monday, October 13 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, October 15 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, October 19 at 3:00 am EDT

Twin Sisters #1602 [TV-G]
Twin sisters, separated as infants in China and adopted by families in California and Norway, reunite.

  • KET2 Monday, October 20 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, October 22 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Sunday, October 26 at 1:30 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, October 26 at 3:00 am EST

Brakeless #1603 [TV-PG]
The film examines Japanese society and its pursuit of efficiency at all costs in relation to a commuter train crash in 2005.

  • KET2 Monday, October 27 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Wednesday, October 29 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, November 2 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 am EST

Powerless #1604 [TV-PG]
A nimble young electrician In Kanpur, India provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile,the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good.

  • KET2 Monday, November 3 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Wednesday, November 5 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, November 9 at 1:33 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 am EST

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

  • KET2 Monday, November 17 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Wednesday, November 19 at 4:00 am EST
  • 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
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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens

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