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Season 12, Episode 23 Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

First Aired: May 17, 2011

"Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo" explores Japan's love of insects, which is at odds with how most cultures react to bugs. The documentary includes remarks from Japanese philosopher Takeshi Yoro; visits Zen temples, Buddhist shrines and nature preserves; and features historical Japanese poetry and art about beetles.

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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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