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Season 20, Episode 1 Rain in a Dry Land

First Aired: June 19, 2007

The 20th season opens with the touching “Rain in a Dry Land,” which chronicles the experiences of two Somali families who immigrate to the U.S. after spending more than a decade in a Kenyan refugee camp. One family settles in Springfield, Mass., the other in Atlanta. Both encounter the challenges inherent in the radical transition, which range from overcoming culture shock to learning to read and speak English and finding jobs.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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