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Maro Chermayeff on the Making of A Path Appears




From the creative team behind the acclaimed series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, A Path Appears follows Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and a group of dedicated actor/advocates to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, … Continue reading




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A Schedule Appears: Independent Lens Announces Winter/Spring ’15 Films




Now that we have a brief respite in our schedule to catch our breath, we’d like to share with you what’s coming next in this season of Independent Lens.  On the docket for January through June 2015: an Oscar “shortlisted” film, … Continue reading




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Independent Lens Statement on Somaly Mam




Due to the questions that have recently been raised regarding Somaly Mam, one of the women featured in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, PBS has stopped offering to public television stations episode one of Half the Sky, which included Ms. Mam. … Continue reading




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Be a Part of Our Half the Sky Special Using Social Media




Television is no longer a one-to-many medium, and we need you to be a part of the Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide experience. To do it, select any of our activities going on this week … Continue reading




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Half the Sky: Addressing Maternal Mortality




In many developing countries, pregnancy may as well be considered a death sentence. With the premiere of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide just a week away, we felt it was the perfect time to provide … Continue reading




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Be a Part of Our Half the Sky Event on Social Media




Only 34 days until Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide premieres on Independent Lens October 1 & 2, 2012 at 9 PM on PBS. Mark your calendar, set your DVR, tell your friends, plan a watching … Continue reading




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Community Cinema Turns 7 With an Intense Line-Up




Drum roll, please … Independent Lens is excited to announce the 7th season of Community Cinema, our program offering free screenings in communities nationwide. Join us this season as we kick-off the series with Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women … Continue reading




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Announcing a Brand New Season of Piping Hot Indie Docs on Independent Lens




UPDATE: We’ve had a schedule change. As Goes Janesville will now premiere as a special presentation on October 8, and Solar Mamas will now premiere on November 5. Geez, the finale of our 2011-2012 season, Strong! was just last month, … Continue reading




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Independent Lens Drops in on the TV Critics Press Tour




What a whirlwind weekend. In Beverly Hills, the nation’s television critics assembled to get sneak peeks of upcoming shows headed to the small screen in the Fall. The first two days were given over to public television, and let’s just … Continue reading




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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is Coming to Independent Lens!




Based on the bestselling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide will premiere as a special presentation on Independent Lens in Fall 2012. The project is a cornerstone of the … Continue reading




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