PBS Special: ‘A Path Appears’
PBS Special: ‘A Path Appears’Jan 10
January 26, February 2, February 9 2015 on PBS
A Path Appears: The PBS Special
A Path Appears, from the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, follows intrepid reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and celebrity activists Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States as they uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them.
The four-hour series will air on PBS as a special presentation of Independent Lens in early 2015 as part of the highly regarded Women and Girls Lead initiative. Through heartrending, inspiring storytelling, A Path Appears will take viewers on a journey across the country, and across the globe, to drive home the universality of gender inequality and the roots of vulnerability. The series will lead viewers to a deeper understanding of these critical issues and the proven methods of bringing about change.
A Path Appears: The Book
In their #1 New York Times best seller Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe. A Path Appears is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a sweeping tapestry of people who are using research, evidence-based strategies, and brilliant ideas to make the world a better place.
With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving, determine some of today’s most successful local and global initiatives to fight inequality, and evaluate particularly effective forms of help such as early childhood education. Intimately linked to this analysis are the astonishing stories the authors share from the front lines of social progress. We see the compelling, inspiring truth of how real people have changed the world, resoundingly upending the view that one person can’t make a difference.
We meet people like Dr. Gary Slutkin, who developed his landmark Cure Violence program to combat inner-city violence in the United States by applying principles of public health, and Lester Strong, who left a career as a high-powered television anchor to run an organization that engages older Americans as tutors in underprivileged public schools. A Path Appears makes clear how typical citizens can drive the momentum of worthy solutions to our world’s most pressing social problems. It is the roadmap we’ve all been waiting for.