Independent Lens 1999 | TV Show

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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 21 DIRT! The Movie

First Aired: April 20, 2010

Jamie Lee Curtis narrates "DIRT! The Movie," which details how four billion years of evolution led to dirt that can be used to recycle water, yield food and provide shelter. The doc also examines the dangers that the vital resource faces from destructive forms of agriculture, mining practices and urban development. Based on William Bryant Logan's "Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth."

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Season 11, Episode 22

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