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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 13, Episode 23 Precious Knowledge

First Aired: May 17, 2012

"Precious Knowledge" examines a Mexican-American studies program at Tucson High School through the eyes of its students and teachers. They find themselves on the defensive when the state legislature passes a bill that would allow the state superintendent of public instruction to abolish all ethnic-studies programs.