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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 8, Episode 25 Knocking

First Aired: May 22, 2007

The film “Knocking” examines the Jehovah's Witness religion through profiles of members, including Joseph Kempler, a Jewish WWII concentration camp survivor who converted after arriving in the United States. Kempler speaks to high-school students about his experiences and his religious background. Also: Seth Thomas, a young man with a liver condition who refuses to get a liver transplant for religious reasons.