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Season 11, Episode 17 Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)

First Aired: March 23, 2010

A personal, moving exploration of one immigrant family's experiences after two adult brothers---one of whose death spurred the doc---are deported to their native Mexico after spending the vast majority of their lives in the U.S. Filmmaker Monika Navarro, who narrates, focuses primarily on her Uncle Augie, a U.S. military veteran, admitted drug addict and absentee father who owns up to his mistakes even as he asks her for cash, and compares him to her own absentee dad, with whom she reconnects.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • 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. (more)

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