December 19, 2016
To the Contrary w/Bonnie Erbe celebrates 25 seasons on PBS with a film festival highlighting documentaries by and about women, families and diverse communities. See these films as part of TTC on PBS and our website this December.
Tent Village: by filmmaker Nilima Abrams is a unique insider’s view of roadside dwellers in Southern India. Shot by the children themselves, it’s an honest and nuanced look at child marriage, alcoholism and caste stigma that smashes stereotypes. (Beginning Dec. 2)
A Queen’s Discovery is about a 16-year-old, Nzinga Anasa Braswell and her eye opening first journey to Ghana. Nzinga compares her black American experience as a youth with what she discovered in Africa.
(Beginning Dec. 9)
“UnSlut” from Filmmaker Emily Lindin, founder of the Unslut Project, tells a powerful and sometimes personal story about sexual shaming of girls and women including victims of sexual assault.
(Beginning Dec. 16)
Growing Up Positive from filmmaker Yasmin Shiraz. A compelling story about two women who went through puberty while being HIV positive and how they experiences were similar and how they were different.
(Beginning Dec. 23)
Clara, Angel of the Rockies from filmmaker Patricia McInroy. Clara Brown is a woman who was born into slavery and after being freed in 1859 she made a life for herself in the American West and went on to help and inspire others. (Beginning Dec. 30)