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Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013 by coffeecritic

 

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March 8 was International Women's Day and the month of March is Women's History Month! Why not celebrate by checking out these films featuring some amazing women who are changing the world?

A Powerful Noise A Powerful Noise Hanh is an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam. Nada survived the Bosnian war. And Madame Urbain works in the slums of Bamako, Mali. Three very different lives.Three vastly different worlds. But they share one thing in common: Power. These extraordinary women are overcoming barriers to rise up and claim a voice in their societies. Fighting AIDS. Educating girls. Rebuilding communities.

Half the Sky Half the Sky

Take an unforgettable journey with six actress/activists and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time.  These people are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. Their stories are of heartbreaking challenge, dramatic transformation and enduring hope.
Run Granny Run  Run Granny Run Doris "Granny D" Haddock laced up her sneakers and walked across America to rally against the influence of big money in elections, all at the age of 90. Now at 94, she jumps at the chance to run for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.
Iron Jawed Angels  Iron Jawed Angels The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920.

For more, see this list: Half the Sky

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