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Half the Sky


Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, based on the widely acclaimed book by Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn was filmed in 10 countries and follows Kristof, WuDunn, 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. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.


  • New York Times
    “Thoroughly edifying, handsomely produced and buoyed by brave, resilient people fighting for basic equality.”
    Ed Bark
  • Daily Beast
    “Delicate mixture of heartbreak and inspiration is sure to move those who watch.”
    Allison Yarrow
  • Toronto Globe and Mail
    “Forego the fast-food line up of sitcoms and football and feed your mind with this TV version of the bestseller. Powerful and inspiring.”
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
    “An emotional whirlwind...successfully provides a platform for stories often overlooked by the mainstream media.”
  • The Week
    “An ambitious two-night report...worth watching”
  • Ms. Magazine
    “The documentary doesn’t just tell uplifting stories; it promotes real solutions and the message that helping women helps the whole world.”
  • Vancouver Sun
    “Rare television experience that will bring the world into your living room.”

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