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Out in the Silence | Preview

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America Reframed
PBS


When Joe Wilson announces he is to wed a man, a firestorm of controversy ignites in his hometown. Drawn by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being bullied at school, Wilson’s journey illustrates the possible transformation of those who have been constrained by a traditional code of silence to summon the courage to break it. Continue


AFROPUNK presents the Triptych: Barron Claiborne

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AfroPop
PBS


Artist Barron Claiborne invites the AfroPoP audience into his life and process in this short exploratory piece about art, vision and identity. Continue


Esta Soler Imagines a Future Without Domestic Violence

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Independent Lens
PBS


Esta Soler, an expert on violence against women and children, founded Futures Without Violence over 30 years ago and transformed it into one of the world’s leading violence prevention agencies. Soler’s work to prevent violence against women led to an appearance in A Path Appears. She spoke to Independent Lens about how far we've come and how far we still have to go. Continue


Brother Outsider: Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

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POV
PBS


On August 8, 2013, President Barack Obama named Bayard Rustin a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Rustin was honored for his commitment to equality and justice worldwide. This video is from whitehouse.gov. Continue


The Cycle of Poverty in West Virginia

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the second episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Jennifer Garner returns to her home state of West Virginia with Nicholas Kristof to visit rural, impoverished families. They travel with Tonya Bonecutter, a caseworker for Save the Children’s Early Steps, who explains that meth and prescription drugs plague all the families she works with. Continue


Catalina of Cartagena

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the second episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Eva Longoria and Nicholas Kristof tour a slum in Cartagena, Colombia, with Catalina Escobar, founder and director of the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation (“Juanfe”). They meet young women who are pregnant or already have several children. “She can get any girl to talk,” Longoria tells us. Continue


Battered in Atlanta

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the third episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof joins the Atlanta police department to investigate a domestic violence case. The victim tells Kristof she doesn’t think it’ll happen again while blaming herself for the attack. Continue


Rate It X - Trailer

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POV
PBS


Rate It X is a bitingly funny and disarming journey through the landscape of American sexism. Men only are interviewed by the two filmmakers in a witty montage of free-wheeling encounters. Pornographers, corporate executives, a funeral parlor director and Santa Claus are among those who reveal more than they intended. Continue


Women In Politics

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Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS


Makers: Women in Politics profiles women in public office who were “firsts” in their fields. From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013, the documentary explores the challenges confronting American women in politics. Continue


Women in War

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Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS


Makers: Women in War looks at American women’s increasing participation in war—from Vietnam to the present—as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Among those featured are Linda Bray, the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was “outed” as a high-level spy. Continue


AFROPUNK presents the Triptych: Mutu and Biggers

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AfroPop
PBS


Two very different and innovative arists - Wangechi Mutu and Sandford Biggers - renowned in their own right, provide the inspiration for director Terence Nance as he paints a visual odyssey of their art, vision and what inspires their creations. Continue


Targeting Sex Buyers, Not Sex Sellers: Arresting Demand

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Independent Lens
PBS


Many see prostitution laws as discriminatory: a woman can be arrested for prostitution by standing on a street corner with intention to sell, but johns can only be arrested if caught discussing payments in exchange for sex. But now some law enforcement agencies are pursuing a different approach. Here's a deeper look at those stories across the US, in tandem with the premiere of A Path Appears. Continue


TTC Extra: Women Well-Represented at Sundance Film Festival

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To The Contrary
PBS


In contrast to the Oscars, which are dominated by men, the Sundance Film Festival has a good amount of movies for, about, and by women. PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Patricia Sosa, Amber Smith Continue


Brother Outsider: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Brother Outsider filmmaker Nancy Kates and executive producer Sam Pollard describe the mark that Bayard Rustin left on America. Continue


Protests in Port-au-Prince

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the second episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof and Alfre Woodard arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, just as anti-government protests unfold on the streets after an election has been postponed. Continue


A Girl Named Flevian

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the third episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof and Mia Farrow join Jessica Posner Odede of Shining Hope in Kibera, a notorious slum in Nairobi, Kenya, as they race to get a violently abused girl named Flavian to the hospital. They discover a disturbing revelation in her case. Continue


California artist prints her activism

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Favianna Rodriguez is a visual artist and community organizer who merges her artistic practice with her political activism. Through her bold, vivid artwork, she has become a leading voice in raising awareness about immigration, women's issues, globalization and economic injustice. Continue


TTC Extra: Pro-Choice Activists Launch "1 in 3 Campaign"

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To The Contrary
PBS


Pro-choice activists say its time to change the culture of shaming women who have had an abortion. The "1 in 3 Campaign" is named after the claim that one of every three women has had an abortion. It encourages women to share their personal stories related to abortion in an effort to create a more accepting society. Continue


Women in Business

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Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS


Makers: Women in Business tells the story of the exceptional women—past and present—who have taken the world of business by storm. Told by female business leaders themselves, this is a candid exploration of what it takes to make it and a celebration of the extraordinary individuals who, over the course of 50 years, have proven that a woman’s place is wherever she believes it to be. Continue


Women in Space

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Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS


Makers: Women in Space traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some, like aviators Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb, passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military, and even Lyndon Johnson, as a distraction. It wasn’t until 1995 that Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot a spacecraft. Continue


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