Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Actor/advocates meet women fighting against their circumstances

2012 | Running Time: 228 minutes total over two episodes | Rating: NR

Based on their best-selling book of the same name, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE is a four-hour documentary series focused on eliminating gender inequality. Following Kristof and celebrity advocates like America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the series shows women and girls bravely fighting to escape some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable. A solution-oriented examination of issues like human trafficking and sexual violence, the film reflects on viable options for empowerment like girls education initiatives and microfinance programs. The series premiered in 2012 on PBS. Director/Executive Producer: Maro Chermayeff; Producer: Joshua Bennett; Executive Producers: Mikaela Beardsley, Jeff Dupre, Jamie Gordon

The Television Academy Honors 2013
Real Screen Awards 2013: Award of Excellence/Non Fiction
Real Screen Awards 2013: Best Non-Ficiton: Social/Current Affairs
Real Screen Awards 2013: Best Casting/Talent/Subjects
Real Screen Awards 2013: Best Music

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