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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

by Pratibha Parmar

Writer and human-rights activist Alice Walker’s story is an inspiring personal journey of a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice – ideals that sprang from a background of poverty and violent racism.

Women and Girls Lead, American Masters

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Bhutto

by Duane Baughman

An intimate look at one of the most fascinating and important world leaders of our time, Benazir Bhutto.

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

Blessed Is the Match

by Roberta Grossman

Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead

Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

by Sharon La Cruise

A look at the life of African American political activist and newspaper publisher Daisy Bates.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

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Iron Ladies of Liberia

by Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott-Johnson, Henry Ansbacher, and Jonathan Stack

Go behind the scenes with Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of Liberia.

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

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

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement.

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

We Still Live Here - Âs Nutayuneân

by Anne Makepeace

The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts revives their native tongue, a language that was silenced for more than 100 years.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

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When I Rise

by Mat Hames, James Moll, and Michael Rosen

When I Rise is about Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

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