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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 7, Episode 15 Almost Home

First Aired: February 20, 2006

“Almost Home,” by directors Brad Lichtenstein and Lisa Gildehaus, is a somber look inside a Wisconsin nursing home. “We need to remember the spirit as well as the body,” says administrator John George. However, the residents' struggles with mental and physical challenges and staffers' occasional clashes with each other poignantly illustrate the difficulties of living in an assisted-care facility.