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Women's History Month Viewing Guide

In a year of the unexpected, we are surrounded by women who are persevering through one of the most difficult times for mothers, daughters and sisters. Yet they continue to make it their life's mission to open the doors for the generations to come. In March, WORLD shares the stories of women and girls who have defied social norms for the opportunity at equality with films by and about women.

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She Persisted 
Stories from the Stage | March 1 on TV, Online, YouTube & the PBS app

Through the whispers of doubt, nevertheless, they persisted. Three women, three stories, three interpretations of SHE PERSISTED.

Busy Inside
America ReFramed | March 16 on TV, Online &
the PBS app

A respected therapist specializing in the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and her patients, confront past trauma and embrace their different personalities.

The Place That Makes Us
America ReFramed | March 30 on TV, Online
& the PBS app

Set in Youngstown, Ohio years after the closure of its steel mills, follow a new generation of young leaders and community activists working to revitalize their hometown.



For Our Girls: A Conversation with Black Women
The Conversation Remix

Exploring the stigmas Black girls face as they grow up within and outside their community. A love letter to Black daughters, mothers share their concerns with how they are shaping and impacting their daughters’ independence.

All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk 
Reel South | Watch Online & the PBS app

New Orleans’ 2017 runoff for mayor came down to two candidates: Desirée Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell, two very different black women. Black women in the city tell the story of this mayoral runoff.

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
America ReFramed | Watch Online & the PBS app

The personal is political. This portrait of the artist reveas her uncompromising life as she raised her voice in the name of black culture, civil rights, women's liberation, and world peace.

Metcalfe Park: Black Vote Rising
Local, USA | Watch Online & the PBS app

Mother and daughter duo, Danell Cross and Melody McCurtis, organize their Black community of Metcalfe Park to prepare to vote in the 2020 presidential election and overcome its challenges.

My Louisiana Love
America ReFramed | Watch Online & the PBS app

Tracing Monique Verdin’s quest to find a place in her Native American community as it suffers from decades of environmental degradation. Monique must overcome losses and redefine the meaning of home.

Local, USA 
| Watch Online & the PBS app

On January 20th, 2020, the first COVID-19 case was diagnosed in the U.S. With video diaries, follow three brave doctors working to save lives during the first wave, encapsulating the historic times in which we live.

Opioids from Inside
Local, USA | Watch Online & the PBS app

Follow three women who have served time in jail for opioid-related crimes. These women are not simply addicts, they are mothers & daughters, abusers & victims, but most of all, they are humans.

Town Hall 
America ReFramed | Watch Online & the PBS app

Set during the Obama era, Katy and John, two Tea Party activists from the battleground state of Pennsylvania, believe America's salvation rests in a return to true conservative values.

Two Dollars and a Dream | Watch Online, Youtube & the PBS app

The biography of Madame C.J. Walker, America's first self-made millionairess. Her fortune was built on skin and hair care products, parlaying a homemade beauty formula into a prosperous business.

Want more? Explore our March viewing guide for more films and features to watch throughout the month.