Kind Hearted Woman Premieres Tonight on PBS

Posted on April 1, 2013

Kind Hearted Woman, a special co-presentation from Independent Lens and FRONTLINE, will premiere Monday, April 1st on PBS. The two-part documentary is a Women and Girls Lead pillar program. 

In this 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. Join the Online Social Screening April 17, 2013 at 11am PT / 2pm ET Watch a 90-minute version of Kind Hearted Woman with a live audience during our online social screening Wednesday, April 17th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Chat with advocates, survivors, and supporters to find ways to get involved in ending the crisis of violence against women and children. Join the screening at

Order Free DVD Resources Organizations and public television stations can order free resources to host events with service providers and advocates fighting domestic violence against women and children. Resources include:

  • DVD with a 90-minute version of the film
  • Discussion guide focused on the consequences of historical and personal trauma in the Native American community

For more information about Women and Girls Lead campaign resources for Kind Hearted Woman, contact


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