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Half the Sky

Got home from Ryerson at 9.30 tonight, immediately switched on PBS and flung myself on the sofa to watch “Half the Sky,” a PBS documentary, made by Nicholas Kristof of the NYT, about women’s lives in the developing world. The second half is on tomorrow at 9, and this time, I won’t miss the first half hour.

What a beautiful and moving film – I could not recommend it more highly. Tonight it took us to Africa, Cambodia – a story about the rescue of sex slaves – and Vietnam, about Right to Read, the foundation that is helping to educate thousands and eventually millions of third world children. The stories from Cambodia especially, of the rape and mutilation of girls as young as three, was beyond horrifying, except that the film focuses, thank god, on rescue and redemption and the future.

Talk about giving us westerners a perspective on our unbelievably easy, safe, comfortable lives. DON’T MISS IT.

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