Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 1, 2012

WCMU Community Cinema premieres at Dennos

Documentary on oppression of women screens Sept. 6 at Dennos Museum

From Staff Reports

TRAVERSE CITY — Join CMU Public Television at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City for a Community Cinema event featuring portions of the film "Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6 at The Dennos Museum, 1701 E. Front St. The film is based on Nicholas Kristof's and Sheryl WuDunn's best-selling book.

This 90-minute event is free and includes free entrance into the museum center from 5 to 8 p.m. as a part of "WCMU Free Nights at the Dennos."

In the film, six talented actress-advocates — Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, Diane Lane, America Ferrera, and Olivia Wilde — join Nicholas Kristof as he travels to Asia and Africa to meet face-to-face with inspiring individuals working to bring about change, and the women and girls who confront extreme gender inequality in their daily lives. The film shows women and girls around the globe who face threats — trafficking, prostitution, violence, and discrimination — every day of their lives.

Following the 60-minute film, a panel of local residents will share comments and participate in a discussion with the audience. All Community Cinema films are open captioned for the hearing impaired and an ASL interpreter is present for each event.

The Dennos Museum Center hosts this series the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. through June 6, 2013. Community Cinema is a community outreach project of CMU Public Television and the Dennos Museum Center.