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Videos (8)

  • Alice Walker made history as the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize.
    Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

    Alice Walker made history as the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize.

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  • Follow six Latino high school students as they strive to succeed.
    The Graduates/Los Graduados

    Follow six Latino high school students as they strive to succeed.

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  • One year in the life of a city grappling with violence.
    The Interrupters

    One year in the life of a city grappling with violence.

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  • David Sutherland on the "magic" of filmmaking.
    Kind Hearted Woman

    David Sutherland on the "magic" of filmmaking.

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  • A landmark digital and broadcast initiative from AOL and PBS showcasing compelling stories from women of today and tomorrow.
    MAKERS: Women Who Make America

    A landmark digital and broadcast initiative from AOL and PBS showcasing compelling stories from women of today and tomorrow.

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  • The sky is the limit for the female solar engineering students at India's Barefoot College.
    Solar Mamas

    The sky is the limit for the female solar engineering students at India's Barefoot College.

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

    Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor?

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  • When women take their place at the peace table they often tip the balance.
    Women, War & Peace

    When women take their place at the peace table they often tip the balance.

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Women and Girls Lead brings you the best independent documentaries that tell the stories of women and girls defying all odds and ascending to leadership positions. Join us in March for the #SheDocs online film festival and celebrate Women’s History Month. Inspiring films are also available to watch online for free throughout the year – bookmark this page to discover new films and follow the #SheDocs hashtag on Twitter to join the conversation.

Films

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

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. Learn more

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The Graduates - Girls Hour

by Bernardo Ruiz

The struggles and triumphs of Latina students from across the United States are explored through their own eyes in this documentary about the challenges faced in the American public education system. Learn more

Watch the film English, Spanish


The Interrupters

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. Learn more

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Kind Hearted Woman

by David Sutherland

In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education, and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Learn more

Watch Part I

Watch Part II


MAKERS: Women Who Make America

by Dyllan McGee

More than 1000 interviews chronicle the unforgettable women who have shaped America in the fields of arts, politics, business, sports and science over the last 50 years. Learn more

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Solar Mamas

by Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim

Jordanian wife and mother Rafea is leaving home for the first time — to attend a college in India that is training rural women to become solar energy engineers. Learn more

Part of Why Poverty?

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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? This film looks at child and maternal mortality as indicators of poverty in the U.S., Cambodia, and Sierra Leone. Learn more

Part of Why Poverty?

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Women, War & Peace

by Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker, and Pamela Hogan

Women, War & Peace, a five-part PBS mini-series, is a global media initiative on the roles of women in peace and conflict. Learn more

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Events

OVEE Online Social Screenings

free, online

OVEE is a social screening platform that allows viewers to watch and discuss films together online. Check our events page to find live online social screenings of #SheDocs films.

Find upcoming OVEE online screenings