Hi friends! Tonight is night one of the Half the Sky documentary.
It starts at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. CT on PBS, so set your DVR accordingly!
Tonight you will be taken on a journey through Sierra Leone, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
As I’ve mentioned before, Cambodia holds a place near and dear to my heart, so I hope you’ll watch.
Some of the incredible people you will be meeting tonight include:
Amie Kandeh in Sierra Leone is an advocate for women’s protection from violence, who has been rescuing female victims of gender violence and not only helping them escape it, but teaching them about their due rights.
Somaly Mam in Cambodia is one of the most renowned anti-trafficking activists out there. Each year she helps rehabilitate thousands of girls who have been victims of the sex-slave trade, and she fights against it daily. I learned about this amazing long before Half the Sky, and she is truly an inspiration.
John Wood from the USA is the founder of Room to Read, an SF based organization that I’ve been involved with in the past. To date, Room to Read has created over 13,000 libraries and over 1,500 schools throughout Asia and Africa. Tonight Mr. Wood takes us to Vietnam to show first hand how education and literacy can break the cycle of poverty.
If these people don’t inspire you, I don’t know what will!
So please remember to watch TONIGHT at 9/8 central, on PBS!
Until then, please enjoy this trailer: