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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.

  • 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 2:00 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
  • 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 Wednesday, December 24 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET2 Saturday, December 27 at 3:30 am EST
  • KET Sunday, December 28 at 1:30 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
  • KET2 Wednesday, December 31 at 4:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, January 1 at 3:30 am EST
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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens

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