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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 7, Episode 28 A Lion in the House

First Aired: June 21, 2006

Part 1 of a two-part season ender features the wrenching film “A Lion in the House,” which examines the physical and emotion struggles of children with cancer over a six-year period. The first half of the documentary focuses on Alex, a little girl with leukemia; Tim, a rebellious teen who has Hodgkin's lymphoma; and Justin, who has battled leukemia for more than a decade. The film includes comments from family members, who often struggle with decisions regarding treatment options.

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