The PBS TV documentary HALF THE SKY, based on the book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, airs on October 1 and 2 nationwide in primetime. It is a passionate call to arms against the oppression of women and girls in the developing world told through moving personal stories. The film is a two-part, four hour broadcast, and a special presentation of Independent Lens.
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.
More information on the film and show times click here.
More infomation on the Half the Sky movement here.
To read more about the book that started it all click here.[youtube J0MwxOIcj0U]