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 23 Fishbowl; American Made

First Aired: May 9, 2006

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.

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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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