Women and Girls Lead is an innovative public media series designed to celebrate, educate and activate women, girls and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century.
KERA’s Women and Girls Lead initiative is sponsored by the Dallas Women’s Foundation – dedicated to advancing positive social and economic change for women and girls.
Support for KERA’s Women and Girls Lead initiative is provided in part by the Meyer Levy Charitable Foundation fund at The Dallas Foundation, Kalita Blessing through the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the Embrey Family Foundation, Peggy Dear and Betty Regard.
Watch Coming to Independent Lens: The Revolutionary Optimists on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.
The Revolutionary Optimists tells the story of Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned-social entrepreneur who has transformed some of the poorest slums of Kolkata, India. Ganguly empowers children to become leaders for improving health and sanitation. Instead of feeling powerless and doomed to perpetuate the cycle of poverty, these children are developing the tools and attitudes needed to create opportunities for themselves and their communities. Premieres June 18 at 10pm on KERA TV.
Coming Fall 2013: Women, War & Peace
This five-part series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet, women are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. Featuring narrators Matt Damon, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American
Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. This broadcast is made possible by the Dallas Women’s Foundation.
Watch Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.
FRONTLINE: Kind Hearted Woman is the story of Robin
Charboneau, a 31-year-old Oglala Sioux woman in North Dakota, who struggles between saving her family and risking it all to help her Indian community and abused women. To download a discussion guide about the documentary, Click Here.
Makers: Women Who Make America tells the story of the women’s movement through the firsthand accounts of the leaders, opponents and trailblazers who created a new America in the last half- century. View the documentary below.