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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.

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

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.

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

Strong!

by Julie Wyman

Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

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Welcome to the World

by Brian Hill

Welcome to the World asks: Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor?

Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Why Poverty?

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