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Camfed featured in Half the Sky film on US television

Posted Oct. 1, 2012 in United States, Press Coverage

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour PBS primetime documentary film that was broadcast in the United States on Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2.

Half the Sky is inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, which chronicles the lives of women around the globe who have overcome tremendous obstacles – including Camfed’s Angeline Murimirwa, one of the first girls to be supported by Camfed, now the Executive Director of Camfed Zimbabwe and Malawi. The film features Camfed founder and President Ann Cotton talking about the value of girls’ education.

Filmed in 10 countries, the series follows Nicholas Kristof 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.

Read an article by Camfed founder and President Ann Cotton on the Half the Sky website.