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by Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim
Abduction is the true story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies in 1977, and her parents's 30-year battle to bring her home.
by Brigitte Brault
Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this uncompromising film reveals the effects of the Taliban's repressive rule and U.S.-sponsored bombing campaign on Afghan women.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Tod Lending
A personal portrait of juvenile offender Aimee Myers that reveals how the Illinois justice system heals and supports troubled young women.
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 Alexandra Lescaze
The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship, and love.
by Jay Rosenstein
In a small Illinois college town, a music student creates a lesbian/feminist choral group, transforming the community as she builds an award-winning ensemble.
by Judy Katz and Oren Rudavsky
Single motherhood is no longer the exclusive province of teenagers; white middle class women in their 30s and 40s are now joining its ranks, forcing us to look anew at the nuclear family.
by Sybil Delgaudio and Patty Wineapple
Four innovative animators — Faith Hubley, Joanna Priestley, Lynn Smith, and Ruth Peyser — are celebrated for their influential bodies of work.
by Abigail Disney
Meet two people of faith from very different backgrounds — an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African American mother whose son was murdered — who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.
by Vaishali Sinha
A longtime sex advice columnist gains popularity against the backdrop of a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools recently adopted by approximately 1/3 of India’s states.