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INDEPENDENT LENS: Mine/Home

Malvin Cavalier, an 86-year old New Orleans resident, was separated from his companion, Bandit, for close to a year after Hurricane Katrina.
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Malvin Cavalier, an 86-year old New Orleans resident, was separated from his companion, Bandit, for close to a year after Hurricane Katrina.

Airs Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

"Mine" 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, this program is an equally compelling story of race and class — and the power of compassion — in contemporary America.

"Home" is a touching portrayal of the essence of home and the feeling of loss that occurs when home becomes a memory.

Director Matthew Faust conveys his themes through a bittersweet, evocative archive of his family house in Chalmette, Louisiana, that was flooded by Hurricane Katrina.

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