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Watch: ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’ Documentary Film Trailer

September 23, 2016 by

Mark your calendars! The new documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise will be released October 14th. In anticipation, American Masters has released the film’s trailer. As friends from Dr. Angelou’s inner circle, directors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules were granted remarkable and unmatched access ... [Read More]

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‘Black Women in Medicine’ Documentary Chronicles The Unsung Journeys Of Black Female Doctors

September 1, 2016 by

Black Women in Medicine is the first feature film to chronicle the lives of women who challenge stereotypes, race, gender, class, and culture to achieve their dream of becoming physicians. This groundbreaking documentary features the diverse voices of young medical students, ... [Read More]

Audrie & Daisy: A Powerful Netflix Documentary About Sexual Assault And Social Media

Audrie & Daisy: A Powerful Netflix Documentary About Sexual Assault And Social Media

August 24, 2016 by

The new documentary Audrie & Daisy follows the stories of Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman, two high school girls from different cities who were sexually assaulted by boys they considered to be friends. Subsequently, the girls were both bullied online and constantly taunted at school. ... [Read More]

Olympic Boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields And Her Fight For Gold

Olympic Boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields And Her Fight For Gold

August 4, 2016 by

There are thousands of athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and all of them have a story about their journey, but one that has really captivated us is that of boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields. In 2012, Claressa became the first American woman to earn an Olympic gold medal in boxing, a monumental achievement for anyone, but especially for a then 17-year-old living in poverty in Flint, ... [Read More]

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Yarn: A Documentary Film Showcasing The Artists Redefining The Tradition Of Knit & Crochet

June 30, 2016 by

Knitting and crochet have evolved way beyond grandma’s classic and lovingly-made afghan blanket to become one the hottest trends in modern art. In her film YARN, director Una Lorenzen introduces us to the women artists who are changing perceptions and redefining these traditional crafts ... [Read More]

Documentary Chronicles One Woman’s Crusade To Confront Body Loathing/Shaming And Inspire Self-Acceptance

Documentary Chronicles One Woman’s Crusade To Confront Body Loathing/Shaming And Inspire Self-Acceptance

June 29, 2016 by

In 2013, when Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional “before” and “after (bearing three children)” photo it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. ... [Read More]

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Swedish Woman Runs 1144 Miles Alone Through Iran

June 28, 2016 by

Alone through Iran, 1144 Miles Of Trust follows Swedish ultra-runner Kristina Paltén on her journey as she becomes the first woman ever to cross Iran by foot. Kristina chose to run in Iran as a way to challenge her own prejudices against the country. Prior to her adventure, all she knew about Iran was what she learned from Western media coverage. “Today I feel like ‘Muslim’ has become synonymous with ... [Read More]

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Street Heroines: A Film Tribute To Female Graffiti & Street Artists

June 24, 2016 by

Street Heroines is a collection of stories that celebrate female street artists who are transforming the urban environment in colorful ways. Filmmaker Alexandra Henry was inspired to start the documentary project while living in São Paulo in 2011, where there’s a vibrant street art scene. ... [Read More]

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