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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 10, Episode 19 Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

First Aired: April 14, 2009

A profile of Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize recipient from Kenya who founded the Green Belt Movement, an organization devoted to planting trees. It grew into a political force, and promotes the environment, human rights and democracy.