Independent Lens

  • 1999
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

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Season 1, Episode 5 The Jew in the Lotus

First Aired: September 6, 1999

“The Jew in the Lotus” chronicles a 1990 journey to Dharamsala, India, by author Rodger Kamenetz and eight Jewish leaders to meet with the Dalai Lama and discuss the “spiritual survival” of Jews and Tibetan Buddhists. The hour also chronicles a spiritual journey by Kamenetz, whose book “The Jew in the Lotus” is the inspiration for this film.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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