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by Heather Ross
A group of incarcerated teenage girls are given a shot at redemption in a most unlikely form: a musical.
Women and Girls Lead
by Justine Richardson
Through accounts of women aged 14 to 94, Girls’ Hoops examines girls’s high school basketball programs in the basketball-obsessed state of Kentucky.
by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Dawn Valadez
A brave and unflinching look into the face of modern-day puberty, Going on 13 follows four urban girls of color over the span of four years.
by Lucy Winer and Karen Eaton
Profiling the life of lesbian activist Christine Burton, Golden Threads is about growing old in America.
by Alidra Solday and Janet Cole
What happens when an 89-year-old idealist decides to walk across the country to demand that Washington lawmakers clean up their act?
by Thom Powers
Two mothers with opposing views on gun control expand the contentious debate to include women who fall on both sides of a historically male-dominated issue.
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 Nancy Schiesari
A look at the life of one of America’s great women photographers, one of the first staff photographers at LIFE magazine, whose Depression-era photos and commitment to social justice inspired concerned artists everywhere.
by Judith Helfand
A woman who contracted cancer as the result of exposure to a synthetic hormone in utero documents her journey with humor and grace.
by Charlotte Lagarde and Lisa Denker
A portrait of Hawaiian surf legend and community activist Rell Kapolioka'ehukai Sunn, who died of breast cancer at age 47.
Independent Lens, True Stories