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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 6, Episode 15 Sisters of '77

First Aired: March 1, 2005

“Sisters of '77” recalls the National Women's Conference held in Houston in November 1977, a forum that brought 20,000 women together to raise their consciousness and discuss a range of issues. But this was no feminist group hug: Delegates ranged from lesbian activists to abortion opponents, and white women got an earful from minorities. Still, a sense of purpose united everyone. As presiding officer Bella Abzug put it, “We have to make changes.”