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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 9, Episode 11 Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita

First Aired: January 15, 2008

"Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita" follows the efforts of Dr. Jack Kessler as he researches methods to repair injured spinal cords using embryonic stem cells, a crusade he began after his daughter, Allison, was injured in a skiing accident and paralyzed from the waist down. Director Maria Finitzo's film also examines the ethical and political issues concerning embryonic stem-cell research.

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