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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

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.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

Upcoming broadcasts 

Karla's Arrival

by Koen Suidgeest

Karla's Arrival explores the subculture of Managua's second-generation street kids through the experience of a 19-year-old mother raising her child on the same streets she grew up on.

Global Perspectives Collection

La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul

by Ela Troyano

Legendary Afro-Cuban pop singer Lupe Yoli, the Queen of Latin Soul, was famous for her emotional — and controversial — performances before her tragic death in 1992.

Independent Lens

Mirror Dance

by Frances McElroy and Maria T. Rodriguez

One embraced the Cuban revolution, the other American democracy. Separated by time, place and politics, identical twins Margarita and Ramona de Saá continued to share a passion for dance. Mirror Dance explores the story of two women forever linked, struggling to overcome rifts not only between sisters, but also between nations.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

A Path Appears

by Maro Chermayeff

From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky, A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

Upcoming broadcasts Upcoming screenings 

Thunder in Guyana

by Suzanne Wasserman

How did a 77-year-old Jewish woman from Chicago become the president of a South American country?

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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