Women's History Month Bundle
1 Year Streaming LicenseCelebrate Women's History Month with these five films that celebrate some noteworthy historical contributions of women
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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career. From Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.
Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl - and the world.
Nine unforgettable girls – striving beyond circumstance, pushing past limits – spotlighted in a film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. The girls are unique, but the obstacles they face are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls in the world who dream of going to school, what they want most is to be students. Now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers.
Girl Rising has exploded into a global movement and social media phenomenon. Since the original film came out, the film has unlocked resources for girls’ education and has reached millions of people. The Fifth Anniversary Edition commemorates the stories of nine incredible girls whose lives have been affected by the power of education. The updated film features new research on girl’s education, video updates on the girls, and videos from the Girl Rising movement featuring students, teachers, and community leaders taking action for girls’ education. Renowned actor and girls’ education advocate David Oyelowo narrates this Fifth Anniversary Edition.
History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Chavez for racial and labor justice and became one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Like so many powerful women advocates, Dolores and her sweeping reforms were – and still are – sidelined and diminished. Even as she empowered a generation of immigrants to stand up for their rights, her relentless work ethic was constantly under attack. False accusations from foes and friends alike, of child neglect and immoral behavior—she married three times and raised 11 children – pushed Dolores out of the very union she helped create. Peter Bratt’s provocative and energizing documentary challenges an incomplete history. Through beautifully woven archival footage and interviews from contemporaries and from Dolores herself, now an octogenarian, the film sets the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history.
From her childhood bedroom in the Chicago suburbs, Ala’a, an American teenage girl, uses social media to coordinate the revolution in Syria. Armed with Facebook, Twitter, Skype and cameraphones, she helps her social network "on the ground" in Syria brave snipers and shelling in the streets to show the world the human rights atrocities of a dictator.
But just because the world can't see the violence doesn’t mean the world can't help. As the revolution rages on, everyone in Ala’a’s network must decide what is the most effective way to fight a dictator: social media or AK-47s.
This celebrated documentary tells the dramatic success story of the women's peace movement of Liberia, where Christian and Muslim women banded together to end their country's civil war. Leymah Gbowee, the central figure in the film, and the Women of Liberia are the recipients of the 2009 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™.