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INDEPENDENT LENS : The Interpreters

Monday, November 11, 2019, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

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INLE 2103 Interpreters Ep Main

Meet local interpreters who helped US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, now in danger themselves.

  • Airdate(s): 11/10/2019, 5:00 - 6:00 PM ET
  • INLE #: 2103
  • Original Broadcast: 11/11/2019
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Episode Description

More than 50,000 local interpreters helped protect U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan, enabling soldiers to communicate with the local population. But those who took the job were often considered traitors. In the aftermath of war, some have been able to leave their home countries and reach safety, while others still languish in hiding and fear for their lives.

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  • "The Interpreters" Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019, on PBS and PBS.org

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