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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 1, Episode 3 Visas and Virtues; I Am Viet Hung

First Aired: August 23, 1999

“Visa and Virtues” concerns a Japanese diplomat's dealings with Jewish refugees in Lithuania during WWII. “I Am Viet Hung” profiles an elderly Vietnamese opera singer living in uneasy retirement in the U.S., as younger Vietnamese grow increasingly indifferent to his art and accomplishments.