Independent Lens "Mine/Home" on WXXI-TV

Independent Lens "Mine/Home" on WXXI-TV

Tue, 02/16/2010 - 10:00pm

A volunteer rescuer holds one of a litter of puppies she had just helped rescue.

Credit: Geralyn Pezanoski/ITVS

A meditation on the essential bond between humans and animals, “Mine” is an equally compelling story of race, class and compassion in contemporary America.

This is the poignant and powerful story of animals left behind during Katrina and of the struggles of hurricane victims to reunite with their beloved pets. A meditation on the essential bond between humans and animals, “Mine” is an equally compelling story of race and class — and the power of compassion — in contemporary America. By Geralyn Pezanoski.  Documentary short “Home” mixes imagery from the filmmaker's childhood home before and after Katrina. Independent Lens: Mine/Home airs Tuesday February 16 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11). Encore presentations Wednesday, February 17 at 8:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 21 at 12 p.m. on PBS World (cable 524/DT21.2).

Throughout the year, PBS invites viewers to explore the vast contributions of African Americans. In honor and celebration of Black History Month, February 2010, PBS presents new and encore programs, beginning in January and continuing through February.

Encompassing the full spectrum of film — from history to drama to animation to shorts to social-issue films — this anthology series allows audiences greater access to powerful and innovative programs united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. Maggie Gyllenhaal hosts.

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