WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

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The Millinery Lesson

58m 10s

95 year old Marie O’Regan went from being a refugee to hatmaker to Queen Elizabeth II. Her extraordinary story starts in Istanbul in 1915. She escapes the Armenian holocaust by moving to Paris and working in the heyday of couture millinery. She continues to London and the House of Dior and passes on her wealth of knowledge to students at the London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art. She becomes milliner to HM Elizabeth II but continues to teach students in her house in London.

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The Heiresses

52m 07s

Their names are Ludivine, Juliette and Alexandrine. They are respected oenologist and winemakers, working in Burgundy, France and beyond. They present a new face of Burgundy more feminine and modern. They are undeniable pieces of the wine industry in Burgundy and seem to be on an equal footing with men. However, to get where they are today, they had show more determination, to show more envy than their male counterparts.

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Women who made History | Episode 6 | Sophie Scholl

51m 23s

Sophie Scholl has gone down in history because she took a stand against injustice, virtually ignored by the world at large, and paid the ultimate price for her principles. She is now one of the most popular figures of German resistance against Hitler.. Photographs show her as a 20-year-old girl; knowing that she was interrogated, tried and executed simply for speaking out about the injustices of the Nazi regime has helped make her part of the collective memory of the German nation.

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Fishing Girl

52m 00s

This film tells the story of a young woman's passion for fishing. Mélanie Meissel. Following her on her adventures, this film paints a portrait of an extraordinary passionate girl! Mélanie has been fishing since she was 18 years old. It was her dad who sparked the intertest by teaching her the basics bait fishing. Now at 25 years old, this young woman is now living her passion 100%! Whenever she can, she sets off to lakes and rivers to indulge in her favorite sport.

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

50m 52s

This film explores the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as ’A Wizard of Earthsea’, ’The Left Hand of Darkness’, and ’The Dispossessed’, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of "respectable" literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.

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Code - Debugging the Gender Gap

1h 18m

At a time when jobs in the tech sector are outpacing growth in all other sectors, where are all the women? Some of the most important pioneer coders were women but today, only 15% of software engineers in Silicon Valley are. This lack of diversity can have serious consequences – as was the case with airbags, designed by and modelled on men and often fatal to women, whose smaller size wasn’t taken into account.

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Boxing For Freedom

54m 59s

Sadaf Rahimi is the best female boxer in Afghanistan, but she must deal with her country’s traditions, fear and her own fate in order to be a free woman. Sadaf and her sister Shabnam joined the newly created women’s boxing team at the age of 13, when they returned to their country after being refugees in Iran.

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Ready to Fly

1h 12m

This is the story of world ski jumping champion, Lindsey Van, and her teammates, who took on the IOC in an epic battle to get women’s ski jumping recognized as an Olympic sport. Since she started ski jumping at the age of seven, Van dreamed of winning an Olympic medal. By the time the Olympics came to her home country of Canada in 2010, she had already won countless competitions, including 13 national championships, and was setting records that beat even the men’s.

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A Revolution in Four Seasons

57m 59s

This seminal film tells the story of two women with opposing political views fighting for their different versions of a democratic future for Tunisia, the country that sparked the Arab Spring.Over the course of Tunisia’s critical post-revolution years, we follow journalist Emna Ben Jemaa, who envisions a country governed by free speech and without the corruption of the former regime. In contrast, Jawhara Ettis of the Islamist party Ennahda works towards a Tunisia guided by Islamic principles.

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Sisterhood

1h 12m

What remains of a life of struggles?As the disappearance of their small religious community looms, the Helper Nuns of Quebec are preparing to bequeath what's most their precious to them: years of campaigning for women’s rights, social justice and international solidarity. Between apprehension about death, outbursts of laughter and meals washed down with wine, these dignified free-sprited women live the meaning of sisterhood to the full. Until the very end.

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Women at the top

52m 47s

Equal opportunities and the distribution of power – what is the reality in European boardrooms today? In in-depth interviews, we look at the careers of three top female managers from Germany, France and Spain.

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