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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

(2 of 2) (#102)

Investigate maternal mortality in Somaliland, where one in 12 women dies in childbirth. In India, visit the Kalighat red-light district to meet Urmi Basu, who is working to break the tradition of forced prostitution. In Kenya, discover how women entrepreneurs are changing not only their lives but their communities. [116 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Introduced by George Clooney, and traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and celebrity advocates (America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde), HALF THE SKY presents women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable -- and fighting bravely to change them. Their intimate, dramatic and immediate stories of struggle reflect viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offer an actionable blueprint for transformation. The series was filmed in 10 countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the United States.

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  • (1 of 2) (#101)

    Investigate gender-based violence in Sierra Leone, a country where most of the assaults and rapes go unreported. In Vietnam, meet Somaly Mam, who was sold into slavery as a young girl, but who is now a world-renowned leader in the anti-trafficking struggle. [116 minutes]

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