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Golden Threads

by Lucy Winer and Karen Eaton

Profiling the life of lesbian activist Christine Burton, Golden Threads is about growing old in America.

POV

Granny D Goes to Washington

by Alidra Solday and Janet Cole

What happens when an 89-year-old idealist decides to walk across the country to demand that Washington lawmakers clean up their act?

Guns & Mothers

by Thom Powers

Two mothers with opposing views on gun control expand the contentious debate to include women who fall on both sides of a historically male-dominated issue.

Independent Lens

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Maro Chermayeff, Jamie Gordon, and Mikaela Beardsley

This multi-platform project is centered around a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's widely acclaimed book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Upcoming broadcasts 

Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer

by Nancy Schiesari

A look at the life of one of America’s great women photographers, one of the first staff photographers at LIFE magazine, whose Depression-era photos and commitment to social justice inspired concerned artists everywhere.

Independent Lens

A Healthy Baby Girl

by Judith Helfand

A woman who contracted cancer as the result of exposure to a synthetic hormone in utero documents her journey with humor and grace.

POV

Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka'ehukai

by Charlotte Lagarde and Lisa Denker

A portrait of Hawaiian surf legend and community activist Rell Kapolioka'ehukai Sunn, who died of breast cancer at age 47.

Independent Lens, True Stories

Heroine of Hell

by Nietzchka Keene

A painter obsessed with visions of hell and damnation forms a strange alliance with a recent widow.

Hide and Seek

by Su Friedrich and Eva Kolodner

This coming-of-age story looks back at growing up in a world where you think everyone else is straight, and they assume you are.

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

by Byron Hurt

Take an in-depth look at masculinity in rap music and hip-hop culture — where creative genius, poetic beauty, and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence, and homophobia.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

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