Dee Dee Ricks was living her dream—she had a successful business, two beautiful kids, and a whirlwind social life. But after being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing a double mastectomy, Ricks trades her hedge-fund career for philanthropy, raising money for a Harlem clinic that treats uninsured and underserved patients.
The Lady is based on the true story of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, who had been under house arrest for 17 years.
The Legend of Pancho Barnes chronicles the thrilling life of aviation pioneer Florence Lowe “Pancho” Barnes, one of the most colorful and accomplished women pilots of the earliest 20th Century.
Fueled by their hopes for a better future, grassroots women in Nigeria’s Niger Delta use the threat of stripping naked in public, a serious cultural taboo, to make their voices heard and hold multinational oil companies accountable to the communities in which they operate.
The Rescuers follows Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who in the 1990s lost 100 members of her family in the Rwandan Genocide, as she teams with Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned Holocaust historian.
This gripping expose of human trafficking tells the story of Kathryn, an American police officer who takes a job as a UN peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia.
When Laure arrives at her new neighborhood in the outskirts of Paris, she ventures outside to meet the local kids. Mistaken for a boy by a potential new friend Lisa, she decides, on the spur of the moment, to give her name as Mikaël.
Umoja: No Men Allowed is the heartwarming story of women from the Samburu tribe in Kenya who turn age-old patriarchy on its head when they set up a women’s only village.
A story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her beauty and grace in the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis.
Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour follows iconic feminist electronic band Le Tigre on their 2004-2005 international tour across four continents and through ten countries.
This documentary is a personal and intimate look at Chely Wright who, after a lifetime of hiding, becomes the first commercially successful country music singer to come out as a lesbian.
Women, War & Peace is a new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. It spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan, Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security.