Women have fought their way into nearly every sphere of American life, from the battlefield to the comedy club, the soundstage to the Senate. Each documentary in this six-part series examines the impact of the women's movement on six fields once largely closed to women. Through intimate interviews with trailblazing women viewers are given a rare glimpse of what it was like to be pioneers in their fields.
Makers: Women Who Make America, Volume 2
In the last half-century, women have fought their way into nearly every sphere of American life, from the battlefield to the comedy club, the soundstage to the Senate. Expanding on the critically acclaimed PBS documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which told the story of the modern American women's movement, each documentary in this six-part series examines the impact of the women's movement on six fields once largely closed to women. Through intimate interviews with trailblazing women known and unknown, viewers are given a rare limpse - sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always candid - of what it was like to be pioneers in their fields. Directed by some of the country's leading independent filmmakers, MAKERS brings to life new and unforgettable stories that every woman, man, girl and boy should know.
Interviewees include: Ursula Burns, Diahann Carroll, Paula Coughlin, Glenn Close, Geena Davis, Ellen DeGeneres, Chelsea Handler, Gwen Ifill, Mae Jemison, Jane Lynch, Barbara Mikulski, Indra Nooyi, Valerie Plame, Shonda Rhimes, Joan Rivers, Pat Schroeder, Sarah Silverman, Olympia Snowe, Alfre Woodard, and many more.
Women in Comedy - Narrated by Leslie Mann
This program contains mature content, including language that may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
Women in Hollywood - Narrated by Julia Roberts
Women in Space - Narrated by Jodie Foster
Women in Politics - Narrated by Alfre Woodward
Women in Business - Narrated by Julianne Margulies
Women in War - Narrated by Christiane Amanpour
This product contains mature content. Viewer discretion is advised.
Producer: Dyllan McGee, Peter Kunhardt
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 360 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
Content Warning: Warning for the Comedy episode