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Independent Lens Episode: "Welcome to Shelbyville"

Season 12, Episode 24
Episode Synopsis: Kim Snyder's "Welcome to Shelbyville" examines how a small Tennessee town reacts to its changing demographics, including a burgeoning Latino population and an influx of Somali refugees, many of whom are practicing Muslims. The documentary includes remarks from journalist Brian Mosely (Shelbyville Times-Gazette), who wrote several articles about the Somalis; former mayor Al Stephenson; and local pastors.
Original Air Date: May 24, 2011
Guest Cast Ed Gray

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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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