Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
PREMIERING OCTOBER 1 & 2
Filmed in 10 countries, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide follows authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl 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. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds — present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity. Learn More
Gabrielle Union discusses her involvement in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and her experience in Vietnam.
Diane Lane reflects on her experiences filming with Half the Sky in Somaliland, where she got a first-hand look at the challenges and solutions surrounding maternal mortality at the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital.