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  • Independent Lens

Idependent Lens | Diane Lane on Half the Sky | Coming to PBS October 1 & 2 | PBS

Duration: 02:55
Program: Independent Lens
Broadcast Date: Jun. 30, 2012

Diane Lane reflects on her experiences filming with Half the Sky in Somaliland, where she got a first-hand look at the challenges and solutions surrounding maternal mortality at the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital. About the Series Half the Sky is a landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event, a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two interactive websites, educational video modules with companion text, and an impact assesment plan all inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The series 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. Half the Sky website www.pbs.org Half the Sky movement website www.halftheskymovement.org Women and Girls Lead womenandgirlslead.org Learn more about ...

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Post Date: June 30, 2012