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PBS Documentary Screening

January 8, 2015

A Path Appears, a new documentary series produced by Maro Chermayeff for PBS, reveals the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while presenting glimpses of hope and change. With Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and a number of celebrity activists as guides, the film travels throughout the U.S. as well as to Haiti, Colombia and Kenya to document shocking stories of gender-based oppression and human rights violations and the solutions being implemented to combat them.

On Tuesday, January 13 at 7:00pm in collaboration with Philadelphia’s PBS station WHYY-TV, we will host a preview screening of A Path Appears, episode one, "Sex Trafficking in the USA," in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert Street). The screening is part of ITVS Community Cinema, a national civic engagement and education initiative that features monthly screenings of films from PBS’s Emmy Award-winning series, Independent Lens. The goal for the initiative is to bring together community members to learn, discuss, and engage with key social issues of our time.

A Path Appears is from the creators of the groundbreaking multimedia project, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, and will officially premiere on Independent Lens on PBS on Monday, January 26 at 10:00pm. Click here to register for the free-to-the-public screening on January 13. At the event, one copy of the book A Path Appears, signed by author and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof, will be raffled.

Continuing with the ITVS Community series, we will screen American Denial—an inquiry into the United States’ racial psyche based on the work of researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Mydral—on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:00pm; and The Homestretch—which follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future—on March 10 at 7:00pm, also in the URBN Annex Screening Room.