PBS’ Independent Lens Kicks Off New Season With CAAM-funded “Meet the Patels”

"Meet the Patels"
The comedic documentary captures the dating ups and downs of Ravi Patel.

Meet the Patels, by Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel, airs on Monday, December 26, 9:00-10:30 PM ET on a brand-new season of Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings).

“This true-life romantic comedy follows Indian-American actor Ravi Patel, almost 30, still single, and looking for love. With the help of his parents and his enormous extended family, Ravi enters the semi-arranged marriage system, embarking on a whirlwind of dates, enrolling in online matrimonial websites, and more, all while followed by his filmmaker sister. Witty and brutally honest, the film explores the questions with which we all struggle: What is love? How do we find it? And how do we keep it?”

The documentary was funded by the Center for Asian American Media, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and was a CAAMFest San Jose Opening Night film.