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Independent Lens Episode: "Troop 1500"

Season 7, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: Ellen Spiro's documentary “Troop 1500” looks at the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program, which encourages prison inmates to maintain close relationships with their children. The film focuses on members of a Texas troop who visit loved ones at Hilltop Prison in Gatesville. Highlights of the visits are combined with footage of the girls' everyday challenges, including schoolwork, extracurricular activities and their relationships with family members.
Original Air Date: Mar 21, 2006

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

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