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Tuesday, February 16 at 10 p.m. – Independent Lens "Mine/Home"

(Rochester, NY) Producer Geralyn Pezanoski tells 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.

During the broadcast Independent Lens also presents, Home. This documentary short mixes imagery from Pezanoski's childhood home before and after Katrina.

Independent Lens: “Mine/Home” airs Tuesday February 16 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Pictured:  A volunteer rescuer holds one of a litter of puppies she had just helped rescue
Credit: Geralyn Pezanoski/ITVS


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