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Community Cinema ~ Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Tasaru Girls School Fund and Yampa Valley University Women present a free screening preview of the PBS Independent Lens documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, based on the bestselling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
Inspired by the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn the film follows Kristof, WuDunn, and six celebrity activists including Diane Lane, America Ferrera, Olivia Wilde, and Nicole Kidman as they travel to nine countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. Embedded in the linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which still needlessly claims one woman every 90 seconds — is the single most vital opportunity of our time — and all over the world, women are seizing it.
The evening will include time for discussion, comments and questions surrounding the film's issues with Mary Walker from the Steamboat and Kenya based Tasaru Girls Fund and members of the Yampa Valley University Women.
WATCH THE TRAILER
RUN TIME: 60 min.
Interested in reading the book?
Check out Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide from BWML's collection here, or sign up for our Carpet Bag Book Club kit with copies and discussion guides for your entire group available here.
About the Tasaru Girls School Fund
Tasaru Girls School Fund provides college and university financial assistance to Maasai young women in Kenya rescued from female genital mutilation and child marriage. For more information go to www.marywalkerkenya.blogspot.com or to make a non tax-deductible donation: Tasaru Girls School Fund, PO Box 772257, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.
About Yampa Valley University Women
The mission of YVUW is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
ABOUT COMMUNITY CINEMA
Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens and other PBS presentations. Community Cinema is on location in more than 95 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.
The Independent Television Service funds, presents, and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television, innovative new media projects on the Web, and the Emmy® Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens on Monday nights at 10:00 PM on PBS. Mandated by Congress in 1988 and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, ITVS has brought more than one thousand independently produced programs to date to American audiences. www.itvs.org
Made possible by a partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS.