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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 8, Episode 11 Shadya

First Aired: January 16, 2007

Roy Westler's film “Shadya” profiles 2003 shotokan-karate world champion Shadya Zoabi, a young Muslim woman living in Israel. Included: how Zoabi balances her karate dreams with societal pressures regarding how Muslim women are expected to live.