KQED is proud to celebrate Women's History Month starting in March with a special TV programming lineup. Premiere dates are listed below.
Sun, 3/7 2pm American Masters: How it Feels to be Free Explore the lives and trailblazing careers of iconic African American entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, who changed American culture through their films, fashion, music and politics.
Tues, 3/16 9pm Finding Your Roots: Reporting on the Reporters Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling that the stories within their own family trees are every bit as compelling as the news stories they have been covering for the world.
Thurs, 3/18 9:30pm Diana, 7 Days (NEW) Following Princess Diana’s death, the world went into shock and grief. Henry Singer’s documentary, "Diana, 7 Days", examines the aftermath of Princess Diana's tragic death and the tense, dramatic week leading up to her funeral.
Fri, 3/19 10pm Hedy Lamarr: American Masters Discover the story of the most beautiful woman in the world, who was also an ingenious inventor. Her pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication, including WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth.
Sun, 3/21 8pm Seeing is Believing: Women Direct Four diverse women share the story of how they became directors, what motivates them, how they lead, and how they overcome obstacles to create the most optimal working environment and work that makes a difference.
Mon, 3/22 10pm Independent Lens: Coded Bias (NEW) When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers most facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces or women with accuracy, she joins the fight to expose the threats to civil liberties posed by an increasingly data-driven, automated world.
11:30pm Charlotte Mansfield: A Woman Photographer Goes To War (NEW) This half-hour program tells the remarkable story of the pioneering military career of Charlotte Dee Mansfield, a photographer and photo analyst in the Women's Army Corps. The film draws from her personal writings, archival film resources, historian interviews, and a conversation with Charlotte's lifelong companion, Chief Master Sgt. Lorraine Caddy, to add context to Charlotte's career and the legacy of women's military service during WWII.
Tues, 3/23 8pm American Masters: Flannery (NEW) Explore the life of Flannery O'Connor whose provocative fiction was unlike anything published before. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered journals and interviews with Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilton Als and more.
Fri, 3/26 8pm Josephine Baker: The Story of An Awakening The documentary details the amazing story of the first black superstar. Baker, born into poverty in Missouri in 1906, moved to France where she became a dancer hailed as the Queen of Paris, joined the French Resistance, created her dream family "The Rainbow Tribe," adopting twelve children from four corners of the world, and ultimately became a Civil Rights activist.
9pm American Masters: Twyla Moves (NEW) Explore legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp's career and famously rigorous creative process, with original interviews, first-hand glimpses of her at work and rare archival footage of select performances from her more than 160 choreographed works.
10:30pm Unladylike2020: American Masters Explore the stories of pioneering women in American politics who advocated for suffrage and civil rights over 100 years ago, including the first women in the U.S. Congress and State Senate, and a co-founder of the NAACP.
Sat, 3/27 10:10pm Independent Lens: A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem NFL cheerleaders revolve their lives around their sport, but most earn less than minimum wage. Three of them decide they deserve more. In high-stakes lawsuits, these courageous women take a stand against the massive, male-dominated sports league.
Mon, 3/29 11:30pm Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell (NEW) Kindred Spirits" explores the unique relationship between an African American aunt and niece who became accomplished artists and educators despite the hardships of the Great Depression and the inequities of racial segregation.
5pm Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay Fifty years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, women are still only making, on average, 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. In that time span the current wage gap has improved at a rate of less than half a cent per year...and if it continues at that pace, the wage gap won’t close completely until the year 2053.
Tues, 3/2 4pm American Masters: Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page Follow the journey of the award-winning author of the best-selling "Little House" series in this exploration of her life and legacy and her little-known, secret collaboration with her daughter on the books that shaped American ideas of the frontier.
5:30pm Georgia O’Keeffe: A Woman on Paper Artist Georgia O'Keeffe has been called the "Mother of American Modernism," well-known for her flowing, colorful works depicting flowers and plants, dramatic cityscapes and Southwestern landscapes. The half-hour documentary highlights the artist's career while focusing on the little-known story of O'Keeffe's time spent in Columbia, S.C. as an art instructor at Columbia College.
7pm Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry A celebration of the country music legend's 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, this special captures Dolly Parton delivering some of her biggest hits on one of the most iconic stages in the world. Featuring new interviews with Parton and guest appearances by some of her superstar friends, including Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady A (formerly known as Lady Antebellum), Margo Price, Hank Williams, Jr., and more.
9pm Loretta Lynn: My Story in My Own Words (NEW) 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of "Coal Miner's Daughter," the Loretta Lynn song that became a book, a feature film, and an indelible part of popular culture. Like so many other songs written by Lynn, the lyrics told the story of her life and spoke to women who struggled to make ends meet. Lynn's simple, straightforward song stories gave legitimacy to the joys, heartaches, struggles and triumphs of daily life. Taking viewers back to the time when she hit the airwaves, this program follows Lynn's rise to record-breaking artist, topping the charts with her feisty female anthems, including "You Ain't Woman Enough," "Don't Come Home a Drinkin,'" and "You're Looking at Country."
Wed, 3/3 3pm Anne Morgan’s War From 1917-1924, a team of approximately 350 American women, appalled by news of wartime destruction, left comfortable lives at home to volunteer in the devastated regions of France. The film chronicles how American heiress Anne Morgan poured both her own fortune and the fruits of intense fundraising into rebuilding Picardy, a region in northern France which had been devastated by the Great War. Utilizing film and photographs from Anne's rich archive, and letters written by the volunteers, "Anne Morgan's War" brings to life the adventures of these real-life heroines and provides an up-close and personal view of the post-WWI period
4pm The Vote, Pt. 1: American Experience Learn about the first generation of leaders in the decades-long battle to win the vote for women. In the 19th century, a time women had few legal rights, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton galvanized thousands to demand equal citizenship.
5pm The Vote, Pt. 2: American Experience Explore the strategies used by a new generation of leaders determined to win the vote for women. Internal debates over radical tactics and the place of African American women in the movement shaped the battle in the crucial period from 1906-1915.
Thurs, 3/4 3pm Women Outward Bound The film profiles the first group of young women to participate in an Outward Bound survival school course in 1965, and chronicles their experiences in the wild. It also captures how one month in the woods taught them they could do more than they ever thought possible. During their experience, the young women forged a special bond, and at a reunion 47 years later, the group reminisce about the lessons they learned and the memories they made, with some surprising revelations.
Fri, 3/5 2pm An Evening with Eartha Kitt An Evening With Eartha Kitt gives an inside view into the life and career of the late legendary singer and actress.
3pm Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century Hidden in American history, all women's medical schools began to appear in the mid 19th century long before women had the right to vote or own property. "Daring Women Doctors" highlights the intrepid, pioneering and diverse women who faced hostility and resistance in their pursuit of medical educations. This documentary examines how these women physicians greatly impacted their communities around the United States and internationally. It also demonstrates how women doctors exerted a long-lasting influence on the movement towards women's rights.
Sat, 3/6 9pm American Experience: Voice of Freedom Explore the fascinating life of celebrated singer Marian Anderson. In 1939, after being barred from performing at Constitution Hall because she was Black, she triumphed at the Lincoln Memorial in what became a landmark moment in American history.
Mon, 3/8 2pm Not Done: Women Remaking America Chart the last five years of the women's movement and its re-energized, intersectional fight for equality. Activists, journalists, entertainers, athletes and politicians report from the frontlines of the feminist tidal wave.
4pm Emma Goldman: American Experience This program paints a portrait of the young, brilliant Russian emigrant, called "the most dangerous woman in America," and expelled from the United States 34 years after she arrived
5pm Amelia Earhart: American Experience
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America's first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Three weeks before her 40th birthday Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and her story became legend.
Wed, 3/10 3pm Her Voice Carries The film shares the stories of five quietly heroic women, told through their own words and the street art of international mural artist Sarah Rutherford. The film chronicles Sarah's unique creative idea: to identify ordinary-yet-extraordinary women whose voices are inspiring and uplifting, and create large-scale murals representing each woman and her experiences. The intent is to celebrate different women from diverse communities and to paint their portraits in neighborhoods outside the ones they call home. By some measures, these women are from one of the hardest hit areas in the nation-Rochester, New York, a city facing serious challenges related to concentrated poverty. What the statistics don't reveal is the often-unknown work of women in these communities to create safe and stable spaces inside the chaos.
4pm The Vote, Pt. 3: American Experience Discover how the pervasive racism of the time, particularly in the South, impacted women's fight for the vote during the final years of the campaign. Stung by a series of defeats in 1915, the suffragists concentrated on passing a federal amendment.
5pm The Vote, Pt. 4: American Experience Meet the unsung women whose tireless work would finally ban discrimination at U.S. polls on the basis of sex. Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt advocated different strategies, but their combined efforts led to the amendment's passage in 1920.
9:30pm Marian Anderson: Once in a Hundred Years Marian Anderson (1897-1993) is considered one of the most important opera performers of the 20th century. The celebrated contralto was born in South Philadelphia on Feb. 27, 1897, and played a vital role in the acceptance of African Americans in classical music and other segregated performing arts genres. The documentary traces the arc of Anderson's life and her struggles against racism and poverty. The program culminates with her battle against the Daughters of the American Revolution, which led to her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
Thurs, 3/11 4pm One Woman, One Vote A look at the history of the women's suffrage movement.
Fri, 3/12 3pm Forgotten Fame: The Marion Miley Story Although professional athletics were deemed improper for women in the 1930s, trailblazing golfer Marion Miley's exceptional talent and winning personality captivated sports fans across the country. But at age 27, Marion was tragically murdered in her home at the Lexington Country Club in Kentucky. The film tells the story of the headline-grabbing crime that cut short the life of this pioneering athlete.
5:30pm No Going Back: Women and the War The film explores how the lives of women, and their roles in society, changed during and after the Civil War. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter narrates. Interviews with well-known historians and academics, reenactments at Civil War-era landmarks, and dramatic readings from the letters and journals of women, both free and enslaved, illuminate this fascinating chapter in American history.
Mon, 3/15 4pm Louisa May Alcott: American Masters Examine the literary double life of this celebrated author, who wrote scandalous works under a pseudonym. Elizabeth Marvel and Jane Alexander star.
Tues, 3/16 4pm Game on: Women Can Coach While there has been an explosion of women participating in athletics since Title IX, only about 40% of them are currently coached by women. When Title IX was enacted that number was 90%.
5pm Life In Synchro (NEW) Synchronized ice skating is a cold and unforgiving world, but to the women and girls who find family here, it's home. Beauty, brutality, grace and guts; the ice reveals all in this largely overlooked, but electrifying sport. Journey alongside incredible women around the country as they push their teams and themselves beyond the routine and up towards greatness.
Thurs, 3/18 3pm Force for Nature: Lucy Braun This one-hour documentary explores the life and legacies of E. Lucy Braun (1889 - 1971), one of the foremost botanists and ecologist in American history. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lucy Braun was a trailblazer in the emerging science of plant ecology, and a leader in the early conservation movement. In 1950, she published "Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America", a landmark book that documented forest communities from Florida to Canada. An extraordinary woman of science, Braun helped to preserve natural spaces in Ohio and Kentucky, including the Edge of Appalachia Preserve System in Adams County, Ohio.
4pm Independent Lens: Dolores Meet the indomitable Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant - and unheralded - feminist activists of the 20th century.
Fri, 3/19 3pm Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story In August 1943, the last clandestine radio operator in Paris desperately signaled London. Everything depended on her, and the Gestapo was at the door. How did a Sorbonne-educated musician and author become a daring spy in Nazi-occupied France?
11pm Sister (NEW) "Sister" is a one-hour documentary highlighting the work of death penalty abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean. It examines the life and influences of Sister Helen and delves into the evolving role of Catholic nuns in America.
Mon, 3/22 5:30pm Untold Stories: Mina Miller Edison, The Wizard's Wife Mina Miller Edison, while perhaps best-known as Thomas Edison's wife, was a remarkable woman in her own right. Mina's diary entries hint at a side of the prolific inventor not always seen by the public, while her personal - and often candid - letters to friends and family reflect her own struggles and accomplishments. This program explores Mina's direct and lasting impact, specifically on the Edison's winter estate in Fort Myers, Florida and their Glenmont estate in New Jersey. Like the private and public gardens she sowed and tended, Mina Miller Edison's charity work planted the seeds for growth, change and beautification that can still be seen today.
7pm Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration View dozens of classic TV and movie clips and hear comments from Moore's co-stars and Moore herself. Oprah Winfrey recounts Moore's critical role in inspiring her -- and millions of others -- as TV's first independent career woman.
Tues, 3/23 3pm Patient No More (NEW) Queer women are not statistically "safe," but there are medical spaces that have been crafted so that they can be treated with the same dignity as any other patient. Patient No More explores the barriers LGBTQ+ women navigate across health care systems, and how the never-ending hunt for affirming care affects their lives.
4pm POV: 93QUEEN Visit the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn and meet a group of tenacious women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.
5:30pm Penny: Champion of the Marginalized This documentary presents a multi-dimensional portrait of Penny Cooper, a celebrated criminal defense attorney, art collector, supporter of female artists,and protector of the underdog.
Wed, 3/24 3pm Penny & Red: The Life of Secretariat's Owner From her parents' climb out of poverty to her emergence as the 'First Lady of Thoroughbred Racing,' Penny Chenery's life was fueled by the love of horses. Penny's unstinting reflection on her life of caged ambition, suddenly liberated by and forever paired with the great racehorse Secretariat, also exemplifies the rise and sacrifices of women of her generation. Originally produced in 2013, this film has been re-edited with new material following Penny Chenery's death in September 2017.
4pm Great Performances: Ann Enjoy a powerful and revealing look at legendary, larger-than-life Texas governor Ann Richards, who enriched the lives of her followers, friends and family, in this critically acclaimed play written by and starring Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor.
Thurs, 3/25 3pm Amelia Earhart: American Experience Explore the life of the trailblazing pilot who broke records but then mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on a solo flight around the world. An enduring American hero, Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
4pm Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby In August of 1929 twenty women pulled on britches, snapped on goggles and climbed into their cockpits to race across the country. It was the first women's national air derby. There was the media darling, the Hollywood starlet, the aviatrix record breakers and the unforgettable foul-mouthed wife of a preacher. Together these women were flying in the face of anyone who believed women belonged on the ground. Breaking Through The Clouds is the documentary that tells their story.
8:30pm Hollywood Idols: Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down The Line This episode recollects Barbara Stanwyck's immense talent through scenes from her films and interviews with those who knew her well, including Hollywood luminaries Robert Wagner, Charlton Heston, Ricardo Montalban, Robert Stack, Aaron Spelling and Mark Wolper. Fashion designer Nolan Miller and biographers Ella Smith and Bob Thomas also contribute to the story. Included are clips from Ladies of Leisure, Annie Oakley, Golden Boy, The Lady Eve, Meet John Doe, Double Indemnity, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Sorry, Wrong Number, and The Thorn Birds.
11pm Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare The first woman appointed to a U.S. Presidential cabinet, Frances Perkins created the social safety net that continues to shape the lives of Americans today. In her 12 years as Labor Secretary under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Perkins created the Social Security program, a federal minimum wage, the 40-hour work week and unemployment compensation, and ended the legal use of child labor. The film tells the story of Perkins' life through rare archival recordings of her voice, and interviews with Nancy Pelosi, George Mitchell, David Brooks, Lawrence O'Donnell and Amy Klobuchar.
Mon, 3/29 4pm Mae West: American Masters Dive into the life and career of groundbreaking writer, performer and subversive star Mae West. Over a career spanning eight decades, she broke boundaries and possessed creative and economic powers unheard of for a female entertainer in the 1930s.
7pm The Carol Burnett Show - Carol's Favorites (NEW) "The Carol Burnett Show" is one of the most popular and beloved series in the history of television. Starting in 1967 and continuing for 11 straight years, it was the ultimate variety show with music, acting, larger-than-life guest stars, and, of course, comedy.
Tues, 3/30 4pm Independent Lens: Represent Leading up to the 2018 midterm elections in the heart of the Midwest, three women take on entrenched local political networks in their fight to reshape politics on their own terms.
5:30pm Rosemary Rosemary is the first transgender woman in the state of West Virginia elected to public office. With the pandemic as the backdrop, the film follows Rosemary Ketchum's campaign and election (June 2020) to Wheeling's City Council.
Wed, 3/31 4pm Great Performances: Gloria: A Life Experience a unique interpretation of feminist icon Gloria Steinem's life told by an all-female cast starring Emmy Award winner Christine Lahti and directed Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.
Mon, 3/1 5pm Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black Leaving a promising art career behind, Pittsburgh native Elizabeth Black (1912-1983) joined the American Red Cross at the height of World War II. On special assignment, she sketched hundreds of soldiers, sailors and airmen throughout Europe and sent the treasured portraits to worried families back home. Seventy years later, Black's son uncovered photographs of her sketches, scrapbooks, news clippings and other memorabilia from her forgotten footlocker. Through Black's unforgettable sketches, rare archival images and interviews with the veterans and their families, the film explores Black's lost art career and her distinguished service during World War II.
6:30pm Stories from the Stage: Women Stories (NEW) Explore the art of storytelling through interviews with the storytellers talking about their craft, their on-stage performances, and comments and stories from the audience. Theresa Okokon and Wes Hazard host, introducing each episode's theme.
Tues, 3/2 6:30pm Reel South: Outspoken LGBTQ West Virginians fight to live free from discrimination, calling us to reimagine the power and longevity of a small town queer community.
Wed, 3/3 4pm POV: The War to Be Her In the Taliban-controlled area of Waziristan in Pakistan, where women's sports are decried as un-Islamic and girls rarely leave their homes, young Maria Toorpakai defies the rules by disguising herself as a boy to compete freely.
5:30pm Independent Lens: Unrest Follow filmmaker Jennifer Brea's struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and meet others coping with this often-devastating and little-understood condition in this intimate documentary.
Sat, 3/6 4pm Leah Chase: The Queen of Creole Cuisine Narrated by journalist Michelle Miller, the film chronicles the humble beginnings of a young girl from Madisonville, Louisiana and how she became one of the top, multi-award-winning chefs in the nation.
Sun, 3/7 4pm David Rubenstein: Peer to Peer Conversations—Ruth Bader Ginsburg Join financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein as he talks with the most influential leaders in business to uncover their stories and their paths to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader.
7pm Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story Documentary traces Dorothy Day's journey from a young communist journalist, to a Catholic convert, to the co-founder of The Catholic Worker newspaper and the first "houses of hospitality," which sheltered New York City's homeless during the Great Depression. The documentary uses extensive archival footage from Day's own collection, and features interviews with actor Martin Sheen, public theologian Cornel West, Senator Tim Kaine, biographer Robert Ellsberg, and Day's granddaughters.
Mon, 3/8 4pm Reel South: You Gave Me a Song At 84, folk music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding groundbreaking moments of her past.
5pm Holly Near: American Masters Experience the power of song in the struggle for equality through the story of feminist singer and activist Holly Near, who for the last 40 years has worked on global social justice coalition-building in the women's and lesbian movements.
Tues, 3/9 4pm Massacre River: The Woman Without a Country This film is told through the eyes of Pikilina, a Dominican-born woman of Haitian descent. Racial and political violence erupt when the country of her birth, the Dominican Republic reverses its birthright citizenship law and she is left stateless, along with over 250,000 others.
6pm Warrior Women Warrior Women is the untold story of American Indian Movement activists who fought for civil rights in the '70s, anchored by one of the Red Power Movement's most outspoken Lakota leaders, Madonna Thunder Hawk, and her daughter Marcy Gilbert.
Wed, 3/10 4pm POV: We Are the Radical Monarchs Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color on the frontlines of social justice. Follow the group as they earn badges for completing units on such subjects as being an LGBTQ ally, preserving the environment and disability justice.
5:30pm Independent Lens: Served Like a Girl Join five remarkable women rebuilding their lives with humor and heart in the Ms. Veteran America Competition. Wounded in action and transitioning to civilian life, these women seek to help others struggling with homelessness, PTSD, and other trauma.
Sat, 3/13 4pm AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange—Mama Colone Set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the program follows Honorine Munyole, known as Mama Colonel, as she leads a special police force charged with addressing violence against children and women in a country struggling to heal the wounds of war.
Sunday, 3/14 6pm POV: Advocate Meet Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel, a political firebrand who is known by her opponents as "the devil's advocate" for her decades-long defense of Palestinians who have been accused of resisting the occupation, both violently and non-violently.
7:30pm Independent Lens: Leftover Women Meet three Chinese women labeled "leftover," a derogatory term for unmarried women in their mid-20s and 30s. Follow them as they struggle to stay true to their ambitions amid a state-sponsored campaign that stigmatizes women who aren't married.
Mon, 3/15 4pm Pacific Heartbeat: Power Meri Power Meri follows Papua New Guinea's first national women's rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia. These trailblazers must beat not only the sporting competition, but also intense sexism, a lack of funding, and national prejudice to reach their biggest stage yet.
6pm Amazing Grace "Amazing Grace" explores the treatment of women in the legal industry from the late 1940's through today. Specifically, it follows the story of Missouri Attorney Grace Day who was the lone woman in her law school class in 1948 and endured torment from her professors and peers. You'll fall in love with Grace Day, a woman who won over her enemies and helped blaze a path for future women lawyers.
Thurs, 3/18 6pm Secrets of the Dead: Viking Warrior Queen Join a team of archaeologists as they examine one of the most significant Viking graves ever found and test the DNA of the remains of the female warrior buried inside, rewriting our understanding of Viking society.
Fri, 3/19 4pm Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets: Elizabeth I, the Warrior Queen Join Lucy Worsley for an exploration of how Elizabeth I's image as a warrior queen, created by a series of myths and secrets about her victory over the Spanish Armada, shaped British national identity for centuries.
5pm Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets: Queen Anne, the Mother of Great Britain Investigate why Queen Anne's powerful role in the forging of Great Britain has often been forgotten. Lucy Worsley shares the inside story of the salacious gossip about Anne's love life that helped destroy her image and legacy.
6pm Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets: Marie Antoinette, the Doomed Queen Find out why Marie Antoinette is often blamed for causing the French Revolution by saying "let them eat cake" to her starving subjects. Lucy Worsley uncovers the myths and secrets that led the doomed queen to the guillotine.
Sat, 3/20 4pm A Fine Line: A Woman’s Place Is in the Kitchen The film explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women when traditionally women have always held the central role in the kitchen. Hearing candid insights from world renowned chefs, including Lidia Bastianich, Dominique Crenn, Barbara Lynch and more. The central narrative unfolds of a small-town restaurateur and single mother on a mission to do what she loves while raising two kids with the odds stacked mightily against her. This personal, all-access story opens up a timely discussion on how to get more women into leadership while tackling important issues such as paid parental leave, affordable and accessible childcare and fair wage.
Sun, 3/21 7pm Reel South: Fiesta Quinceanera Life for a Latinx immigrant family in the New South can be challenging and sometimes terrifying, but thankfully, there's always a fiesta to take you through the night. Three Latina girls and a seasoned drag artist hose their own quinceanera, a complex and colorful rite of passage, showcasing the creative spirit of Latinx communities and their struggles to retain their roots and traditions.
8pm Reel South: Alabama Bound Directed by: Lara Embry & Carolyn Sherer. In the months leading up to the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, gay families in Alabama were busy fighting discriminatory state laws.
Mon, 3/22 4pm POV: Still Tomorrow A village woman without a high school diploma has become China's most famous poet. Meet the breakout writer Yu Xihua, a woman with cerebral palsy, poignantly weaving her personal story with that of an ascendant, urbanizing China.
5pm POV: The Apology Meet three of the 200,000 former "comfort women" kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Seventy years after their imprisonment, they give their first-hand accounts of the truth.
Tues, 3/23 4pm Reel South: Ingrid A successful fashion designer who gave up her big-city career, Ingrid Gipson discovered a reclusive life of solitude and unhindered creativity in Arkansas' rural Ouachita Mountains. As if through poetry, she opens up her world again to those of us willing to listen.
6:30pm Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote
The documentary chronicles the dramatic vote to ratify this amendment and the years of debate about women's suffrage that preceded it.
Sat, 3/27 4pm POV: Chez Jolie Meet Sabine, a charismatic, larger-than-life personality crammed into a tiny shop in Brussels. She and her employees style extensions and glue on lashes while sharing rumors about programs to legalize migrants and talking about life back in Cameroon.
Sun, 3/28 4pm David Rubenstein: Peer to Peer Conversations—Melinda Gates (NEW) Join financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein as he talks with the most influential leaders in business to uncover their stories and their paths to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader.
Tues, 3/30 4pm Roadtrip Nation: A Single Mom’s Story Follow along as Gabby, Kiera, and Maliaq—three single moms eager to explore how to find meaningful careers and navigate post-secondary success—travel across the country to talk with other single mothers who’ve found fulfilling work as microbiologists, professors, authors, artists, and more.
6:30pm Return: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health & Spirit The documentary is about empowering people to overcome their current circumstances through eating as their ancestors did — nutritiously and locally. The film explores the food-sovereignty movement occurring across the country through the stories of women championing the return to traditional food sources.