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by Roberta Grossman
Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
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
by Lise Birk Pedersen
Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization with direct ties to the Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But their agenda is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Maia Wechsler
A chronicle of the heroism and lifelong friendships of four young non-Jewish women who were imprisoned during World War II for their resistance to the Nazi occupation of France.
by Mylene Moreno
A 1-hour documentary about three women bucking convention: chasing dreams of professional athletic careers in a start-up tackle football league.