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‘Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity Worldwide’ Premieres Tonight On PBS

'Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity Worldwide' Premieres Tonight On PBS

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity Worldwide is a four hour mini-series airing in two parts.  Part I makes its Premieres tonight, October 1st at 9pm ET on PBS.  Part 2 airs October 2nd at  9pm ET.

The film directed by Maro Chermayeff is inspired by the acclaimed book of the same name, Half Sky, by couple Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  The book focuses on the oppression of women worldwide and how a little help can transform their lives.

Filmed in 10 countries, the series follows Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals.

The film was produced by Show of Force Films a company dedicated to making feature documentaries and event television series; Mann vs. Ford and Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present.

The series will be introduced by George Clooney and is part of the Women and Girls Lead Initiative, spearheaded by ITVS in partnership with CPB and PBS.

Check out the trailer below:

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