Independent Lens 1999 | TV Show

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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 13, Episode 15 More Than a Month

First Aired: February 16, 2012

In "More Than a Month," black filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman campaigns to end Black History Month. The effort takes him to Harvard, where he helps with a study on the psychological impact of Black History Month on blacks and whites; introduces him to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, who want to establish a Confederate History month; and leads him to Philadelphia, where black history is a high-school graduation requirement. Also: the commercial aspects of Black History Month are examined.

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