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Independent Lens Episode: "The Cats of Mirikitani"

Season 8, Episode 23
Episode Synopsis: 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.
Original Air Date: May 8, 2007

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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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