Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour series shot in 10 countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the U.S. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation.

The series premiered in the United States Oct. 1 and 2, 2012, with international broadcast to follow in 2013.




The 2-disc set includes:

· Over 90 minutes of bonus material, including 30 minutes of exclusive content

· Extended and exclusive scenes and interviews

· Next steps: how to take action

· Bonus content for the Facebook game

· Download your Screening Guide here


Buy the DVD


In the United States

- DVD's for personal use are available on Amazon and PBS.

- Order a DVD with public viewing rights here (required if the film is screened in a classroom, including high school or university, or a public setting, including public library). This educational DVD can be used in multiple classes, for free on-campus screenings, and kept in the school library for ongoing use.

In Canada

- Wide release Nov. 13, 2012. Order on Amazon.



Watch it online

In the United States

- Available on iTunes.

- Live on Netflix streaming.


In Canada

- Order on iTunes.