Day 2: Half the Sky, United States
Based on New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s best-selling book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide uses the power of film to tell the stories of women struggling for equal rights around the world. Through a four-hour documentary television series, Half the Sky highlights women and girls in ten countries who are living under extremely difficult circumstances – and fighting to change them.
Not only a documentary but also a social movement, Half the Sky offers a vision of a more equitable future for women and girls everywhere. As producer Mikaela Beardsley explains, “The entire driving purpose behind this project was to create compelling content that people working on these issues could use to further their goals.”
Half the Sky was broadcast in the United States on PBS and internationally this fall. For more information on the documentary, and to join the Half the Sky movement, visit http://www.halftheskymovement.org/. To view more compelling material that’s helping to end violence against women and children worldwide, visit the Communications X-Change.