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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 12, Episode 22 Bhutto

First Aired: May 10, 2011

A remarkable profile of two-time Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto (1953 to 2007), who returned from an eight-year exile intending to run again only to be assassinated, that doubles as a history of Pakistan's short, troubled history. The documentary features archival interviews with Bhutto and remarks from family and friends, including husband (and current Pakistani president) Asif Ali Zardari and their children, former U.S. diplomat Peter Galbraith, plus niece (and critic) Fatima Bhutto.