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Half the Sky (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 October 2012 (USA)
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HALF THE SKY is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world's women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity. Our future is in the hands of women everywhere.

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Maro Chermayeff
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Credited cast:
America Ferrera ... Herself
Nicholas Kristof Nicholas Kristof ... Himself
Diane Lane ... Herself
Dipti Mehta ... (voice)
Eva Mendes ... Herself
Meg Ryan ... Herself
Gabrielle Union ... Herself
Olivia Wilde ... Herself
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HALF THE SKY is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world's women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity. Our future is in the hands of women everywhere.

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English | Khmer | Urdu | Vietnamese

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1 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide See more »

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Afghanistan See more »

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Fantastic Movie
29 April 2013 | by kaclark3See all my reviews

This movie is life changing. Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn do an amazing job investigating the stories of women in developing countries. With each story Kristof takes the extra step to get at the heart of the problem facing the women. The celebrities involved such as America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde as well as commentary from many others, brings light to the atrocities happening across the world. This movie is based off the book Half the Sky; the movie does an excellent job at describing the problems and solutions of women in third world countries. Kristof and the actresses mentioned earlier explore female genitalia mutilation, human trafficking, lack of education for females as well as economic empowerment, and rape. The oppression of these women calls for action. Kristof and the actresses meet women going fighting for the women. These women fighting for a better future of women have organized their own organizations to save the lives of thousands of girls and women. This movie is a call for action. Every person should watch this movie.


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