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Season 8, Episode 23 The Cats of Mirikitani

First Aired: May 8, 2007

Linda Hattendorf's film “The Cats of Mirikitani” profiles New York City artist Jimmy Mirikitani, a once-homeless man who drew images of cats, internment camps and other pictures while sitting on a SoHo corner. After the Sept. 11 attacks, Hattendorf welcomed Mirikitani into her home and helped him seek out members of his family, and find his own living quarters.

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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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