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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 11, Episode 26 A Village Called Versailles

First Aired: May 25, 2010

"A Village Called Versailles" examines the Vietnamese community of eastern New Orleans, which rebuilt following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The residents faced another unexpected challenge in the form of a proposed toxic landfill to be built two miles away from their neighborhood. The documentary details the post-Katrina rebuilding and the landfill protests, which eventually succeeded.