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Half the sky [videorecording] : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide /

by Chermayeff, Maro; Bennett, Joshua (Producer); Ryan, Meg; Lane, Diane; Ferrera, America; Mendes, Eva; Union, Gabrielle; Wilde, Olivia; Kristof, Nicholas D; WuDunn, Sheryl; Abondolo, Nico; Held, Wolfgang; Docurama (Firm); Show of Force (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: New York, NY : Docurama Films, ©2012Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 3 hr., 52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1422922278; 9781422922279.Title notes: $29.99 11/7/2012 (cw)Subject(s): Women's rights -- Developing countries -- Case studies | Women -- Crimes against -- Developing countries -- Case studies | Women -- Developing countries -- Social conditions -- Case studies | DVD-Video discs | Documentary films | Nonfiction films | Film adaptations | Feature filmsCast: Meg Ryan, Diane Lane, Gabrielle Union, Eva Mendes, America Ferrera, Olivia Wilde, Nicholas Kristof.Summary: Take an unforgettable journey with six actress/advocates and New York Times journalist [Nicholas] Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of heartbreaking challenge, dramatic transformation and enduring hope.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This inspiring documentary follows six actresses turned advocates, who each pursue the goal of helping to guide and empower women and girls, facing down heartbreaking challenges and old fashioned oppression to prove the true value of the human spirit. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

DVD; NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.

Meg Ryan, Diane Lane, Gabrielle Union, Eva Mendes, America Ferrera, Olivia Wilde, Nicholas Kristof.

Original music by Nico Abondolo ; cinematography by Wolfgang Held.

Take an unforgettable journey with six actress/advocates and New York Times journalist [Nicholas] Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of heartbreaking challenge, dramatic transformation and enduring hope.

Special features: Extended and deleted scenes and interviews; PSAs; trailers; mini-campaign videos; Next steps: How to take action; bonus content for Facebook game.

"Based on the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn." -- container.

Rating: Not rated.

$29.99 11/7/2012 (cw)

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Library Journal Review

Based on Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book of the same title, Half the Sky spans ten countries and enlists the support of a cast of celebrities, including Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes, and Diane Lane, in an effort to cause awareness of the suffering of women around the globe embedded in the harsh world of gender inequality. Whether detailing the horrors of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somaliland or forced prostitution in India, Kristof, WuDunn, and their accompanying celebrity advocates take seriously the task of empowering women through education, the democratization of health care, and the edification of the people of the world about the burdens that come with the stigma of second-class citizenship. VERDICT The scenes of life across Southeast Asia, Africa, and India are intense and the emotions both free-flowing and powerfully raw. No member of the global village can stand to miss this truly enlightening film; highly recommended.-Brian Odom, Birmingham, AL (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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