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  1. Women’s X-Change Opens Doors for New Talent

    October 27, 2011

    Last week at the Ford Foundation in New York, ITVS and Chicken & Egg, co-presented The Women’s Exchange — a workshop for women filmmakers producing documentaries about women and girls. ITVS Vice President of Programming Claire Aguilar, was at the event and filed this report. While planning the Women and Girls Lead campaign, ITVS wanted to ensure that

  2. 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winners Honored through Film

    October 20, 2011

    This year's 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, and pro-democracy campaigner Tawakul Karman of Yemen — will be on display in groundbreaking documentary films as part of public media’s Women and Girls Lead campaign.  The co-recipients were honored for their non-violent struggle for

  3. Nobel Peace Prize Winners are Subjects of Prominent PBS Broadcasts

    October 7, 2011

    Three women — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, and pro-democracy campaigner Tawakul Karman of Yemen — have been named co-recipients of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for their nonviolent role in promoting peace, democracy, and gender equality. Their remarkable stories are part of public media’s Women and Girls Lead

  4. Women and Girls Lead, Front and Center in NYC

    October 6, 2011

    The multi-year public media initiative anchored several high-profile events in New York last month with actor Geena Davis and other key members of the Women and Girls Lead team. The campaign made a big splash in Manhattan on Tuesday, September 21st with a panel at Mashable's Social Good Conference at the 92nd Street Y, entitled: Women and Girls Lead: Where

  5. Women and Girls Lead, Live from the 92nd Street Y

    September 20, 2011

    Last week, ITVS announced the roll-out of major national PBS broadcasts for its Women and Girls Lead campaign. The three-year public media initiative will educate, focus, and connect viewers with more than 50 acclaimed documentaries. Now, the campaign is off and running with several high profile events taking place this week in New York City. Here, BTB