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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 7, Episode 11 Sheriff

First Aired: January 3, 2006

A law-enforcement officer's duties (some that would make it into a TV cop series and some that wouldn't) are examined in director Daniel Kraus's “Sheriff,” a candid profile of Sheriff Ronald Hewett of Brunswick County, N.C. Hewett's work life is chronicled unobtrusively as he leads a murder investigation and an intense search for an escaped prisoner. He is also shown addressing students at an assembly and leading a search for a stolen truck and a raid on a video-gaming parlor.