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“Who Are These Women and Can They Please Take Over the World Soon?”


In my e-mailbox this morning:

Dear ­­­­Editor,

I am writing from Women Make Movies, a non-profit distributor of independent educational media, to let you know about the upcoming national PBS broadcast of SISTERS IN LAW, a powerful documentary about two extraordinary African women who are determined to change their community are making progress that could change the world.

Set in the little town of Kumba, Cameroon, SISTERS IN LAW is a fascinating, often hilarious doc that follows the work of State Prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba as they help women fight often-difficult cases of abuse, despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent. Women Make Movies is proud to be distributing SISTERS IN LAW and we invite you to tune in to the broadcast premiere, November 27th at 10pm on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens!

The national broadcast of this powerful documentary offers an unprecedented opportunity to raise awareness about violence against women, a human rights issue that affects women across the globe. Not only is SISTERS IN LAW a remarkable story, but it also presents a progressive model for empowerment, advocacy and change at the community level. We’re hoping to gain your support in helping us spread the word about the broadcast to your readers. Please consider about the broadcast on your blog!

Here’s how you can help:

» Tune in to the broadcast premiere on PBS, Nov 27th
  (check local listings for time).
» Post a link to the announcement on your blog.
» Forward this announcement to friends, associates and colleagues who you think may be interested.
» Forward this e-mail other interested parties or listservs.
» Learn more about the film.

With the broadcast approaching so quickly, we’re doing all we can to solicit support from as many diverse constituencies as possible. Thank you so much in advance for your attention to this request!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.


Jenny Kwon on behalf ofSarah Reynolds
Educational Sales & Marketing Coordinator
WOMEN MAKE MOVIES462 Broadway, Suite 500
New York, NY 10013
tel 212.925.0606 ext. 312 | fax 212.925.2052 |

Circulate widely!




2 thoughts on ““Who Are These Women and Can They Please Take Over the World Soon?”

  1. Ooooh, now I wish I owned a TV….I think I’ll forward this to a feminist friend in my neighborhood — perhaps she’ll invite me over for the broadcast. 😛

    Posted by mekhit | November 18, 2007, 5:22 pm
  2. Thank you very much for telling us about this! XD I never watch TV, so I never know about these things unless I read about them on the net.

    First time commenter here, a long time fan. This is my most favorite feminist blog if them all.


    Posted by Sidonzo | November 18, 2007, 7:03 pm

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