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Sex Trafficking in the USA
The Department of Justice estimates that there are 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery in the U.S. A Path Appears introduces individual survivors behind these shocking…
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
With Nicholas Kristof, Jennifer Garner returns to her native West Virginia to visit families enrolled in Save the Children's Early Steps program, which introduces books and early learning to children…
Violence and Solutions
In the United States, domestic violence claims more than three lives a day on average; one in every four women will experience it during their lifetime. Domestic violence creates a…

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Part of the Series: A Path Appears Series
With Nicholas Kristof, Jennifer Garner returns to her native West Virginia to visit families enrolled in Save the Children's Early Steps program, which introduces books and early learning to children living in poverty, and provides social and emotional support for the mothers. One child benefiting from the program is Johnny…
Warrior Marks - Female Gential Mutilation
A poetic and political film about female genital mutilation, presented by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE, Alice Walker. Female genital mutilation affects one hundred million of the world's women and this remarkable film unlocks some of the cultural and political complexities surrounding this issue. Interviews with…
One Hit Leads to Another
The combination of detailed descriptions by abused women and great dramatizations helps both male and female viewers to understand the realities of spousal abuse, what motivates this kind of activity, and reveals the myths that surround it. Low self-esteem, rather than straight anger, is the central causal issue and the…
Time to Change
This dramatic sequel to ONE HIT LEADS TO ANOTHER is about treatment options for abusive men. This highly recommended program combines explanations from counselors with dramatic vignettes to clarify elemental self-esteem questions at the root of family violence. It also shows how violent parental behavior is often inherited by children,…
Gone to a Good Home
In 1967, Lily was nearly 17, two months pregnant and living happily with her boyfriend Steve when police arrested her, declaring she was in moral danger. Despite having parental permission to marry, the couple were kept apart and Lily was confined in a Catholic girls home until the baby was…
475: Break the Silence
In March 2012, Amina Fillali, a 16 year old girl from a small town in Morocco took her own life by swallowing rat poison after she married the man who raped her. Compelling young women--including minors--to marry their rapists is a practice that is not only socially legitimized but legally…
Hitting Home - A Critical Look into the Domestic Abuse Cycle
In a year dominated by headline stories of domestic violence and the murder of nearly 70 women, award-winning journalist Sarah Ferguson has spent six months on the frontline of a national crisis. With unprecedented access to courts and safe rooms, domestic abuse programs in prison, forensic doctors and specialised police…
Senorita Extraviada - Crimes Against Women in Juarez Mexico
This award winning documentary tells the haunting story of more than 350 kidnapped, raped and murdered young women from Juarez, Mexico. Visually poetic, yet unflinching in its gaze, this compelling investigation unravels the layers of complicity that have allowed for the brutal murders of women living along the Mexico-U.S. border.…
Lost Girls of South Africa
Lost Girls of South Africa is a timely and revealing feature length documentary that offers a privileged glimpse into what life is really like for young girls growing up in South Africa. It follows the stories of four girls, aged 11-13, who become victims of child rape, looking at the…
Power and Control - Domestic Violence in America
Kim, a Duluth, MN mother of three, is at the center of this compelling and authoritative exploration of gender violence in America. As Kim and her fragile daughters take up residence in a domestic violence shelter, we follow the harrowing struggles in a single-parenting survivor's quest to find work, housing…
Private Violence - Domestic Violence Survivors
This Emmy-nominated documentary explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the U.S., at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. Through the eyes of two survivors--Deanna Walters,…
Minerita - The Women of a Bolivian Mining District
Life and survival is incredibly difficult in the bleak Cerro Rico mining district in Potosi, Bolivia. This is true for the men risking their lives going down into the mine shafts looking for silver ore, but especially so for the women, who are viewed by the men as fair game.…