Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

by Daniel Birman

Follows the sad and startling story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at age of 16.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

Motherland Afghanistan

by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin

Nearly one in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her father to his native Afghanistan, where he brings desperately needed medical attention and expertise to the women most susceptible to maternal mortality.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World

The New Black

by Yoruba Richen

Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

by Kimberlee Bassford

A look at the life of Patsy Mink, the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress.

Women and Girls Lead

Pickles, Inc.

by Nitza Gonen and Dalit Kimor

In the Israeli Arab village of Tamra, eight widows challenge social conventions and establish the Azka Pickle Cooperative, seeking financial independence for themselves and their children.

Wide Angle, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead

Pushing the Elephant

by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel

A story of forgiveness, hope, and the joy of family life, Pushing the Elephant captures one woman’s mission for peace in her country beset by genocidal violence.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Women of the World

Rebel

by María Agui Carter

Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives.

Voces, Women and Girls Lead

Upcoming broadcasts 

The Revolutionary Optimists

by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen

Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World

Sentencing the Victim

by Liz Oakley and Joanna Katz

After surviving a vicious gang-rape attack, a South Carolina woman is transformed into a committed and eloquent activist challenging laws she believes favor prisoners’ rights over victims’ rights.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

Shadya

by Danny Hakim, Udi Kalinsky, and Roy Westler

Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel.

Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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