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  1. Standing Proud and Standing Tall by Robin Poor Bear

    April 4, 2013

    Read the poem featured in this week’s broadcast of Kind Hearted Woman, a David Sutherland film about Robin Poor Bear, a mother on a journey to heal the wounds of abuse and protect her children from the same fate. Join our online forum and screening today at 11am PT / 2pm ET to meet and chat live with Robin. Moderating the conversation will be Shirley Sneve,

  2. A Letter from Kind Hearted Woman’s Robin Poor Bear

    April 2, 2013

    Part 1 of Kind Hearted Woman, a pillar program of the Women and Girls Lead campaign, premiered last night on the PBS series Independent Lens. Viewers met Robin Poor Bear and her family through the lens of independent filmmaker David Sutherland. The candid portrait pays tribute to one family’s resilience, strength, and courage in the face of abuse and

  3. Half the Sky Earns TV Academy Honors

    March 21, 2013

    The Independent Lens special presentation Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide will be among seven other programs to receive Television Academy Honors at the May 9th ceremony in Los Angeles. Recognized for personifying “Television with a Conscience,” the landmark PBS program is based on the book by New York

  4. #SheDocs in Numbers: A Look at Women in Media

    March 20, 2013

    Each year, the Center for the Study of Women in TV & Film releases its research on the status of women and girls behind the scenes and on screen in mainstream media. The 2012 results revealed that 33 percent of characters in Hollywood films were female, while only 11 percent of them were the film’s protagonists. What is more astonishing is that the number of

  5. Happy International Women’s Day from Women and Girls Lead

    March 8, 2013

    Today is International Women’s Day! How do you plan to honor the more than 3 billion women and girls in the world in the next 24 hours? We like to celebrate with film, of course. No other medium can amplify women’s voices and capture their experiences quite like documentary film. Join us today at 11am PT / 2pm ET for a special International Women’s Day online