Produced by Show of Force and Fugitive Films

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide was created by Show of Force, LLC and Fugitive Films, LLC in association with PBS and ITVS. It is presented on PBS as a special presentation of Independent Lens.

For the Film

Produced by Show of Force, LLC and Fugitive Films, LLC

  • Maro Chermayeff — Director, Executive Producer
  • Mikaela Beardsley — Executive Producer
  • Jamie Gordon — Executive Producer
  • Jeff Dupre — Producer
  • Joshua Bennett — Producer
  • Mira Chang — Series Producer
  • Michelle Ferrari — Writer
  • Rachel Koteen — Co-Producer
  • Donna Shepherd — Editor
  • Howard Sharp — Editor
  • Robert Hanna — Director of Photography
  • Wolfgang Held — Directory of Photography
  • Dan Gilbert — Post Production Supervisor
  • Liriel Higa — Social Media Specialist
  • Jessica Chermayeff — Associate Producer
  • Joelle Laviniere — Production Coordinator
  • Candace White — Production Manager
  • Nico Abondolo — Composer
  • Original Music by Paul Brill
  • Carter Little — Music Supervisor
  • G. Marq Roswell — Music Supervisor
  • Bao Nguyen — Additional Camera
  • Sound by Richard Fleming, Brenda Ray, and Mark Roy
  • Aude Temel — Production Manager
  • Matt Rigby — Post-Production Assistant
  • Taylor Williams — Assistant Editor
  • Matthew Bernabei — Production Accountant
  • Joelle Laviniere — Production Coordinator
  • Dan Levy — Key Logger
  • Tamara Gould — Executive Producer for ITVS

For the Website

Produced and Designed by Sonnett Media Group, LLC

  • Dan Sonnett — Executive Producer
  • Shannon Sonnett — Art Director
  • Seth Meixner — Senior Editor

For ITVS Interactive

  • Jen Kaczor
  • Brooke Shelby Biggs
  • Michael Kinomoto
  • Wendy Bardsley
  • Shannon Palmer

Development by Caktus Consulting Group, LLC

  • George Saines
  • Calvin Spealman
  • Dan Poirier
  • Julia Elman
  • Tobias McNulty

Presented by ITVS, funded by Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional program funding provided by the Ikea Foundation, US Agency for International Development (USAID) (in partnership with FHI-360 and C-Change), Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Seedling Foundation, the Nike Foundation, the United Nations Foundation.;

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is not in any way affiliated with or in partnership with the Half the Sky Foundation, a nonprofit organization created in 1998 to enrich the lives and enhance the prospects for orphaned children in China. For more information about the Half the Sky Foundation, visit