Pioneering Women: UNLADYLIKE2020

July 22, 2020
7:00pm Mountain Time
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Join PBS Utah for a sneak peek at three shorts from American Masters' UnLadylike 2020. For this event we'll preview profiles on the following pioneering women:

Martha Hughes Cannon (first woman state senator)

Zitkála-Šá (composed the first American Indian opera)

Lois Weber (first woman to direct a feature-length film)

Following the clips, PBS Utah's Nancy Green will moderate a panel with the producer, Charlotte Mangin, along with Jenny Reeder, historian for the LDS Church, and Jane Hafen, English professor at UNLV and expert in Native American Studies.

Special thanks to our friends at UnLadylike 2020 for their help in facilitating this event!

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PBS Utah 7/22 Unladylike Screening

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90 min minutes



  • Charlotte Mangin

    Charlotte Mangin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the creator, producer, and director of UNLADYLIKE2020. She spent five years on the production staff of National Geographic Television & Film, reporting from the jungles of the Amazon to the Himalayan Mountains, and five years as a story producer for PBS’s award-winning international affairs series Wide Angle. Her hour-long program, Class of 2006, about women’s rights in Morocco, won an International Documentary Award, and in 2012 and 2013, she was nominated for 4 Emmy Awards for producing a 4-part archival documentary series for Thirteen/WNET in celebration of the flagship public television station’s 50th anniversary. Mangin was the Series Producer for America By the Numbers, a PBS public affairs series telling under reported stories about America’s changing demographics, and for Humanizing America, a digital shorts series profiling the diversity of the American experience today, distributed by

  • Dr. P. Jane Hafen

    Dr. P. Jane Hafen (Taos Pueblo) is a Professor Emerita of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She edited Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems and The Sun Dance Opera by Zitkala-Ša, co-edited The Great Plains Reader, is author of Reading Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine, and articles and book chapters about American Indian Literatures. She edited two collections of essays, Critical Insights: Louise Erdrich, and Essays on American Indian and Mormon History (co-edited with Brenden Rensink). Her critical edition “Help Indians Help Themselves”: The Later Writings of Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Ša), was published in January 2020.

  • Dr. Jennifer Reeder

    Dr. Jennifer Reeder is the nineteenth-century women’s history specialist at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church History Department. She co-edited At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women and Witness of Women: Firsthand Experiences and Testimonies of the Restoration. She has worked with the Department’s web team and is currently leading a web project collecting the discourses of Eliza R. Snow. She has contributed to Saints vols. 1 and 2 and to Latter-day Saint Women of Faith, vols. 1 and 2. She has published articles in Utah Historical Quarterly, Journal of Mormon History, and BYU Studies.

  • Nancy Green

    Nancy will be moderating this evening. PBS Utah's Nancy Green specializes in the production of documentaries for local, regional, and national PBS broadcast. Her work at PBS Utah spans nearly 25 years, focusing on diverse topics, including healthcare, the arts, history, and the outdoors. Recent, films include, Homeless at the End, Search & Rescue, The Utah Bucket List, Maynard Dixon to the Desert Again, and On the Edge: Mental Health in Utah. Green has won numerous awards during the course of her career, including awards from: the Rocky Mountain Emmys, Utah Society of Professional Journalists, Houston WorldFest, National CINE Golden Eagle, New York Film Festivals, and Women in Television & Film. Green’s production, The Journey Home: Stories From Hospice(2001), was recognized with a Utah Hospice Association Excellence Award and is a program that is considered by many to be a fundamental educational work regarding hospice care in Utah.

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