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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 14, Episode 13 The Undocumented

First Aired: April 29, 2013

Undocumented immigrants who died while crossing the border between Mexico and Arizona are the focus of this documentary, which features the Pima County, Ariz., medical examiners who work to identify their remains; and Border Patrol agents who balance law enforcement with saving lives during the hot summer months, when temperatures can reach deadly levels. Also: an undocumented Mexican immigrant's search for his father, who disappeared while attempting to cross the Sonora Desert.