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International Women's Day

March 8 is International Women's Day - global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

A groundbreaking film which tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actors. Viewers will see a showcase of strength from the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

The  story of Augusta Chiwy, a black nurse who served in the US Army 10th Armored Division medical aid station during World War II.

Poet, storyteller, actress, dancer, and passionate activist Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Hers was a prolific life in which she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos that show her impact on the world. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.

An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The shooting of the then fifteen-year-old teenager sparked international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Often called the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson rocked the world in 1962 with her book Silent Spring, which warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety. At the center of that firestorm stood Ms. Carson, a strong, intensely private woman who balanced her love of the natural world and passion for writing with personal strife.

A unique celebration of the Queen's ninety years. Filmmaker John Bridcut was granted special access to Her Majesty's personal films, shot by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen herself, much of it has never been seen publicly before.

Reveals the origins of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and tells the story of its 21 year old creator, a Yale architecture student. Lin's plan was selected from over 1,000 different designs. And what began as one of the country's most bitterly disputed monuments became one of the world's most inspirational and frequently visited memorials.

For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women.

Documents the life and work of symphony conductor Antonia Brico.

This is the story of 29-year-old Irena Sendler, who saw the suffering of Warsaw's Jews, reached out to her most trusted colleagues for help, and outwitted the Nazis during World War II. Together, they rescued over 2,500 Jewish children. Expertly captured is the will and character of the women of the resistance against the backdrop of occupied Poland.

Excerpts from Anne's diary, vivid archival footage, and words from her father, Otto Frank, tell not only their captivating story, but also that of World War II, the persecution of the Jews, and the horrors of the Holocaust. .

This film documents Sacagawea's importance on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Profiles American photographer Dorothea Lange, who came to the the attention of the world with her photographs documenting the Great Depression, and achieved lasting fame in the post-War years.

Explores the life and career of tennis player Althea Gibson, who overcame obstacles in the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s.

Frida Kahlo was more than a great painter -  her life and art reflected the maelstrom of the revolution and culture that defined the first half of the twentieth century. This film combines Kahlo's artwork with photos, archival films and interviews.

This film brings one of the 20th century's best-loved writers out from the shadow of her often controversial husband, aviator Charles Lindbergh. It is an evocative portrait of a woman whose work continues to speak to readers today, and whose life is a key to understanding the changing worlds of aviation, women, and celebrity in the 20th century..

A profile of Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman to become principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater.

Catches primatologist Jane Goodall at various junctures in Tanzania, England, Paris, and San Francisco as she meets with various groups and individuals regarding her work as a primatologist and her personal concerns regarding the environment. Focuses on spiritual and philosophical aspects of Goodall's life as well as her stated belief that the human race is evolving in such a way as to become increasingly harmonious with nature.

Commemorates the 40th anniversaries of the famous Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs battle of the sexes tennis match and the launch of the Women's Tennis Association. King presents her own story, with perspective from Rosie Casals, Chris Evert, Venus Williams, Gloria Steinem, Riggs' son Larry and others.

This program examines the life of author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. The film follows Hurston, best known for her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, to the subtropical paradise that shaped her childhood and her life's work - where she returned again and again for inspiration and solace. .

Chronicles the fight for a woman's right to vote in Great Britain, especially the efforts of Emmeline Pankhurst, using dramatizations, period photographs, and film footage.

Documents the 72-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920,  illuminating the alliances, infighting, betrayals and defeats that paved the way for victory in the battle for women's right to vote. Historical footage is enhanced with vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide the viewer with both current and historical perspectives.

The story of aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran and the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) is told by some of the participants and illustrated with archival film and home movies.

On January 25, 1890, the world waited for a young reporter named Nellie Bly to arrive back home. For 72 days, newspaper readers followed her progress in one of the most highly publicized journeys of all times.

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