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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
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
by Samia Chala and Patrice Barrat
Through her curiosity and self-discovery, Chahinaz, a 20-year-old Algerian student, begins to wonder what life is like for women in other Muslim countries and around the world.
Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices
by Andrew Levine and Geralyn Dreyfous
This unforgettable examination of the growing plague of sex slavery weaves footage from Bombay brothels with stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead
by Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, and Paco de Onís
Discover how a 26-year-old documentary became vital forensic evidence in the trial of a dictator for human-rights abuses.
Women and Girls Lead, POV
by Maro Chermayeff, Jamie Gordon, and Mikaela Beardsley
This multi-platform project is centered around a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's widely acclaimed book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Steve James
A look at a group of men and women — most of them former gang leaders and ex-cons — that are trying to "interrupt" shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once employed.
Frontline, Women and Girls Lead, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Deepa Dhanraj
Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.
Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
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.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices
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