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P.O.V.: What I Want My Words To Do To You
What I Want My Words to Do To You looks into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York's Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes inside a writing workshop led by playwright Eve Ensler, consisting of fifteen women, most of whom were convicted of murder. Through a series of exercises and discussions, the women, including former Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and Judith Clark, delve into and expose the most terrifying places in themselves, as they grapple with the nature of their crimes and their own culpability. The film culminates in an emotionally charged prison performance of the women's writing by acclaimed actresses Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Rosie Perez, Hazelle Goodman, and Mary Alice.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/pov/whatiwant

Video Clip:
A film trailer will be available on the Web site in October 2003.

Print Guide:
A guide will be available on the Web site in October 2003 and should be used to help facilitate discussions after screening What I Want My Words To Do To You.

P.O.V.: Discovering Dominga
When 29-year-old Iowa housewife Denese Becker decides to return to the Guatemalan village where she was born, she begins a journey towards finding her roots, but one filled with harrowing revelations. Denese, born Dominga, was nine when she became her family's sole survivor of a massacre of Maya peasants. In Discovering Dominga, Denese's journey home is both a voyage of self-discovery and a political awakening, bearing searing testimony to a hemispheric tragedy and a shameful political crime.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/pov/pov2003/discoveringdominga

Video Clip:
A film trailer is available on the Web site.

Print Guide:
This guide should be used to help facilitate discussions after screening Discovering Dominga. It's available on the Web site.

Frontline/World: NIGERIA - The Road North
FRONTLINE/World reporter and producer Alexis Bloom and co-producer Cassandra Herrman land in Nigeria just as the Miss World contest gets under way. A riot breaks out, hundreds die and the beauty contestants flee. In the aftermath, what will happen to Amina Lawal, a woman sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery?

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/Nigeria

Video Clip:
The entire 13 minute film is available on the Web site

FRONTLINE/World: NEPAL - Dreams of Chomolongma
Fifty years after the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, FRONTLINE/World presents the struggle of a team of young Sherpa women attempting to summit the peak whose name in Nepali is Chomolongma, or "Mother Goddess of the Universe." FRONTLINE/World climbs with the team as they confront storms, sickness, fear and the obstacles facing women in traditional Sherpa culture.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/nepal

Video Clip:
The entire 13 minute film is available on the Web site

American Experience: Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt struggled to overcome an unhappy childhood, betrayal in her marriage, a controlling mother-in-law, and gripping depressions - all the while staying true to her passion for social justice. This biography includes rare home movies, contemporary footage, and reflections from Eleanor's closest surviving relatives, as well as biographers Blanche Wiesen Cook, Allida Black, and Geoffrey C. Ward, bringing to vibrant life one of the century's most influential women.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eleanor/filmmore

Video Clip:
A clip of the former first lady discussing the recently formed Peace Corps with President Kennedy and other guests is available on the Web site.
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