Independent Lens

  • 1999
  • 21 Seasons
  • TV-PG
  • documentary, anthology

Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

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Season 16, Episode 8 The Kill Team; Confusion Through Sand

First Aired: January 19, 2015

"Kill Team" tells the story of a U.S. infantryman in Afghanistan whose attempt to alert the military to war crimes committed by his platoon resulted in his being threatened by his comrades. He eventually found himself forced to choose in a split-second between doing the right thing, and possibly risking his life, or going along with them. Also: the animated "Confusion Through Sand," about a teen military recruit who finds himself alone in a hostile desert.

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