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 9 Sisters: Portrait of a Benedictine Community

First Aired: December 20, 2005

“Sisters: Portrait of a Benedictine Community” is an earnest look at monastic life that profiles the women of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minn. In candid interviews, the sisters discuss such issues as aging, finding balance in their lives and how they chose their path. “I truly got a call one day, just an idea in my head,” says Sister Mary Ann Koth, a former environmental-resource manager. “And here I am in something that is a journey of the heart.”

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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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