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Political Animals - Pioneering Women Who Paved the Way for LGBT Equality
Political Animals celebrates the legendary civil rights victories of the first four openly gay elected California state politicians - who were all women: Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe. Documenting the tough struggles they endured, the film…
Bhutto - Democracy Was Her Greatest Revenge Against Extremism
The epic story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation. A favored daughter of the family often called the "Kennedys of Pakistan," Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and…
Union Maids - Women Activists Share their Experiences
Three women union activists tell their fascinating stories of organising in 1930s America, recounting their conflicts with bosses, police as well as their struggles against racism and sexism.
Evita
Long after Evita was embalmed and secretly buried under a fictitious name in Milan, the former First Lady of Argentina once again was catapulted to fame after Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical. A few years later, Alan Parker's movie adaptation…
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Getting Back to Abnormal
"They say that a mixture of every nation is to be found in New Orleans. But in the midst of this confusion, what race should dominate and give direction to the rest?" - Alexis de Toqueville, 1832 What happens when…
The Queen and I - Empress Farah Pahlavi - Former Queen of Iran
When Nahid Persson Sarvestani, an Iranian exile, set out to make a documentary about Empress Farah Pahlavi, the wife of the Shah of Iran, she expected to encounter her opposite. As a child, Persson Sarvestani had lived in dire poverty,…
Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood directed by Gillian Greenwood, follows the designer at work. Greenwood's film offers a unique insight into how she creates her distinctive and often shocking designs, and what have been her major influences. The film documents Westwood's rise from…
Widow of the Revolution: The Story of Anna Larina
Anna Larina was the young bride of Nikolai Bukharin, one of the top leaders in the early years of the Russian Revolution. This documentary is based on her memorable autobiography, "This I Cannot Forget," which she wrote late in life,…
Mystery of Eva Paron - The Story Behind Argentina's Most Famous First Lady
The True Story of Evita, as told by her Father Confessor, Her Friends, and ... Her Enemies. Actress, seductress, political powerhouse and cultural icon of Argentina and the world, the life and legend of Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, or…
Benazir Bhutto: Duel In Pakistan
Part of the Series: Political Assassination Series
Since its independence in 1947, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been torn between civil rule and military dictatorship. The first civilian to take power is Zulfikar Ali Bhutto when he triumphantly wins the 1971 elections. But only six years…
Women In Politics
Part of the Series: Advocates of Change
They have made a difference and revolutionized the world. They come from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. These remarkable individuals have pioneered, developed and forever improved their industry and the world in which we…
Beauty Queens: Estee Lauder
An insightful documentary on the development of the cosmetic industry and its social consequences. One of the most profound and far-reaching social changes of the twentieth century was the enfranchisement and liberation of women. This, in turn, removed the stigma…
Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote - Ratifying the 19th Amendment
Of all the battles waged on Nashville's doorstep, the final throes for the passage of the 19th Amendment were among the most heated, controversial and colorful. In July of 1920, all eyes were on the Tennessee capital as anti- and…
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way is a feature-length documentary about the life and legacy of the trailblazing woman who made history in 1984 as the first female Vice Presidential nominee on a major party ticket in the United States. The…
Beauty Queens: Elizabeth Arden
As a pioneer of the cosmetics industry, Elizabeth Arden built up a business worth billions. Her goal was to make decorative cosmetics - previously the preserve of actresses and ladies of ill repute - accessible to women everywhere. Eila Hershon…
Wine Women and Friends
Many of us share the fantasy of moving to a lovely village in the South of France, to find a vineyard, create wonderful wines, to sell it and share it with all our friends. Carole LeBlanc and Jo Befort, an…
Beauty Queens: Helena Rubinstein
Helena Rubinstein is rightly seen as one of the pioneers of a market worth millions - the female beauty market. Born in Krakow, Rubinstein started her career in the early years of the twentieth century in Australia, from where she…
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Part of the Series: ICONS: Big Star Profiles
This program presents a biographical profile of Hillary Rodham Clinton prior to her becoming the United States' 67th Secretary of State. As we see, most American First Ladies have been content to stay in the background, but Hillary Rodham Clinton…
ReCall Florida
Recall Florida starts out as a road movie, following former Attorney General Janet Reno as she takes to the wheel of her red pick-up truck and cruises the backroads and byways of Florida in her recent bid for Governor. As…
Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime - A Look Into Nancy Reagan's Role as First Lady
PBS
An intimate look at First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Historians, White House staffers and advisors, family, and friends share their recollections of one of the most influential and controversial first ladies in American history.