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 7, Episode 7 Maid in America

First Aired: November 29, 2005

“Maid in America” features poignant profiles of three Latina immigrants who work as nannies and housekeepers in Los Angeles, and includes interviews with the women and their employers. The women include Telma, a nanny for a couple's son; Eva, a housekeeper working toward an accounting degree; and Judith, who left her daughters in Guatemala to work in the U.S. Directed by Anayansi Prado.

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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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