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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 3, Episode 8 Gibtown

First Aired: September 21, 2001

“Gibtown” explores life in a central-Florida town (Gibsonton is its real name) that's home to many circus and carnival performers. Included: stills and clips depicting the heyday of “carny” life in the 1920s and '30s. Melissa Shachat is the director.