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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 11, Episode 19 Unmistaken Child

First Aired: April 7, 2010

"Unmistaken Child" follows Tenzin Zopa, the shy but devoted disciple of a deceased Tibetan spiritual leader, on a journey to find his reincarnated master. A sense of urgency drives the mission: Should Zopa fail to locate the "unmistaken child" within the span of four years, it will be too difficult to remove the boy from his parents' care.