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Independent Lens

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Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

Premiered: August 9, 1999

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 6, Episode 11 Power Trip

First Aired: January 25, 2005

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, electricity has been an iffy thing in Georgia, and “Power Trip” explains why as it follows the quixotic efforts of a U.S. company to keep the lights on. This story of frustration and outrage caused by the tangled wires is almost funny, except that there's nothing funny about getting stuck in an elevator. Or getting killed rigging wires illegally. The basic problem: Georgians aren't used to capitalism. Now they must pay for electricity.