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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 20 La Sierra

First Aired: April 18, 2006

Directors Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez's documentary “La Sierra” chronicles the violence in a Colombian barrio over the course of a year. Included are interviews with members of urban gangs aligned with guerrilla fighters and paramilitary groups battling for control of the nation's neighborhoods. Also: comments from residents who are caught in the middle of the struggle, including those who have lost loved ones to the violence.