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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 7, Episode 6 Race Is the Place

First Aired: November 22, 2005

“Race Is the Place” is a provocative and unsettling look at racism in America, featuring insightful commentary---both angry and humorous---from artists, poets, rappers and comedians. The film includes footage of racist depictions of minorities in cartoons and commercials. Included are comments from comic Ahmed Ahmed, performance artist Kate Rigg, and poets Mayda Del Valle and Haunani-Kay Trask.