A landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event, a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two websites, educational video modules with companion text, a social media campaign supporting over 30 partner NGOs, and an impact assessment plan all inspired by "Half the Sky": Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. (Source: PBS)
Conclusion. The oppression of women around the world is examined by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who's joined by Diane Lane, America Ferrera and Olivia Wilde on trips to Somaliland, India and Kenya. With Lane, he investigates maternal mortality in Somaliland, where one in 12 women die in childbirth. In India, he and Ferrera meet an ex-prostitute who runs a shelter for sex workers and their kids. And in Kenya, he and Wilde learn how a microfinance program is changing women's lives.