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#SHEDOCS: Online Film Festival Marches into March

March marches in with the second annual #SheDocs, an online film festival showcasing 12 documentaries highlighting extraordinary women and their accomplishments in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. The fest is presented by ITVS’s Women and Girls Lead … Continue reading

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Young Lakota: Q&A with Filmmakers Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipschutz

Filmmaking duo Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt are no strangers to reproductive rights-themed documentaries. Their award-winning work includes Live Free or Die (POV, 2000), about a New Hampshire OB-GYN on the frontlines of the “abortion wars, and The Education of … Continue reading

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Team Wyman-Haworth Talk About the Adventure of Making Strong!

We love when a filmmaker and her subject drop in at our offices, especially when they are as funny and charming as these two! Julie Wyman, whose film Strong! premieres on Independent Lens tomorrow, July 26, at 10 PM (check … Continue reading

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Julie Wyman Tackles Body Image, Femininity, and Elite Athletics

We caught up with Julie Wyman, director of Strong!, amid her whirlwind tour of appearances across the country, including at SilverDocs in Washington, DC, Frameline in San Francisco, and many of our Community Cinema and Women and Girls Lead events … Continue reading

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Month-Long Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival Kicks Off

Women and Girls Lead, a public media campaign designed to uplift, empower, and celebrate women who are making change around the world, is honoring Women’s History Month with a month-long online film festival featuring many audience favorites from the Independent … Continue reading

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Lioness Impact Continues: Pentagon to Change Women in Combat Rules

News today that the Pentagon plans to change some of its long-standing rules on women in combat, to reflect the reality that the ban currently in place does not represent the reality on the battlefield. Lioness, a film that influenced … Continue reading

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Sharon La Cruise Discusses Daisy Bates, “a Different Kind of Hero”

Premiering tonight, February 2 on Independent Lens (check your local listings), Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock examines the life and legacy of Daisy Bates, who organized nine African American children to integrate Central High School in the Arkansas … Continue reading

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Women & Girls Lead Coming to PBS This Fall

Independent Lens is honored to be a part of the innovative public media initiative Women and Girls Lead. The project seeks to use the power of documentary storytelling and the reach of public media to connect and inspire viewers around … Continue reading

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Viewer Tracy Chiles McGhee is One Inspired Woman

During Women’s History Month, we aired a number of documentaries featuring incredibly smart, brave, and talented women including Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai (Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai) and Rose Mapendo (Pushing the Elephant). That got us … Continue reading

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Which Woman Has Inspired You Most? A Contest

It’s contest time again! First, tune in tonight (March 29, 2011 at 10 PM – check local listings) for the broadcast premiere of Pushing the Elephant. It is the story of Rose Mapendo, who has managed to overcome astounding odds … Continue reading

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