Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Pt. 1

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Powerless

Powerless

Independent Lens

See a man who provides illegal electrical services in India and the woman trying to dismantle them.

60 min.

Twin Sisters

Twin Sisters

Independent Lens

Examine the inextricable bond between adopted twins reared apart.

60 min.

Bully

Bully

Independent Lens

Get an unflinching look at the effects of bullying on the lives of five kids and their families.

90 min.

The New Black

The New Black

Independent Lens

The struggle over gay rights within the black community.

60 min.

Left by the Ship

Left by the Ship

Independent Lens

"Left by the Ship" tells the story of Amerasian children.

60 min.

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times

Independent Lens

The story of former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair.

90 min.

Schedule

Saturday
11/1/14 12:00 PM
WGBH World
Saturday
11/1/14 1:00 PM
WGBH World
Sunday
11/2/14 2:00 AM
WGBX 44
Monday
11/3/14 10:00 PM
WGBH 2
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A landmark series based on the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide follows six actress-advocates including Diane Lane, America Ferrera, and Olivia Wilde as they travel to six countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals who are confronting oppression and developing real, meaningful solutions through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.

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