Independent Lens Season 4

Season 4

Independent Lens Season 4

First Air Date: February 04, 2003

First Aired on    :   2003
Episodes    :   14 episodes



Episodes

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4x14 Daddy & Papa (June 03, 2003)


Daddy & Papa is a one-hour documentary film made by producer/director Johnny Symons in 2002, it explores same-sex parenting as seen in the lives of four families headed by male couples. The film also examines the legal, social, and political challenges faced by gay parents and their children.


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4x13 Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer (May 27, 2003)



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4x12 Razing Appalachia (May 20, 2003)



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4x11 Guns and Mothers (May 13, 2003)



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4x10 Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka'ehukai (May 06, 2003)


Heart of the Sea is an hour-long documentary about Hawaiian legend Rell “Kapolioka'ehukai” Sunn who died in January 1998 of breast cancer at the age of 47. Known worldwide as a pioneer of women’s professional surfing, in the Islands Rell Sunn achieved the stature of an icon — not only for her physical power, grace and luminous beauty, but for her leadership in a community that loved her as much as she loved it. Named one of Hawai’i’s most influential women of the 20th century by ABC television, Sunn - whose Hawaiian name means Heart of the Sea - was eulogized in the New York Times for having “captured the heart of Hawai’i during a 14-year battle with cancer.”


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4x09 Sisters in Resistance (April 29, 2003)



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4x08 Bird by Bird with Annie: A Portrait of Anne Lamott (April 22, 2003)



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4x07 Strange Fruit (April 08, 2003)



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4x06 Chiefs (April 01, 2003)



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4x05 Los Trabajadores/The Workers (March 25, 2003)



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4x04 Downside Up (February 25, 2003)


Since the 1980s, the rural working class town of North Adams, Massachusetts, has struggled to kick-start its economy following the mill closings. This program explores how, with the 1999 opening of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the town has united its blue collar base with visionaries from the art world to reinvent itself in the post-industrial economy.


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4x03 On This Island (February 18, 2003)


On an isolated Maine island of 350 people, a clash over arts education spins out of control into vandalism and death threats, tearing apart friends and neighbors. Sigourney Weaver narrates this program following a former Broadway producer as he creates a musical to help the community heal its wounds through songs about lobstering, loneliness and the beauty of the sea.


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4x02 Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (February 11, 2003)



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4x01 Maggie Growls (February 04, 2003)





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