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Independent Lens Episode: "Fishbowl; American Made"

Season 7, Episode 23
Episode Synopsis: Director Kayo Hatta's poignant film “Fishbowl” tells the story of a young Hawaiian girl trying to find her own identity and personal strength amid poverty and her classmates' social elitism. The short is adapted from author Lois-Ann Yamanaka's book “Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers.” Also: “American Made,” director Sharat Raju's compelling look at family, faith and racism as a Sikh family stranded on a desert road tries to flag down passing cars.
Original Air Date: May 9, 2006

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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