Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
October 01, 2012
Maro Chermayeff, Jamie Gordon & Mikaela Beardsley
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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity – EP 1
October 1, 2012
A landmark series based on the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky follows six celebrity activists traveling to nine countries to meet inspiring, courageous individuals confronting oppression.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity – EP 2
October 2, 2012
Conclusion of the landmark series based on the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
About the Documentary
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour PBS primetime documentary film and national broadcast event inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
Filmed in 10 countries, the series follows Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.
The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds — present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity.
The series is part of the Women and Girls Lead initiative, spearheaded by ITVS in partnership with CPB and PBS.
Learn more about the documentary
Half the Sky: America Ferrera on India's Sex Trade
Half the Sky: The Impact of India's Caste System on Women
Half the Sky: Education in Vietnam
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