Kind Hearted Woman Forum (30 minutes)
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We invite you to watch the first 30 minutes of Kind Hearted Woman together with a live audience. Join the forum to chat live about the two-part series that broadcast on PBS April 1st & 2nd and share your experiences working to end violence against women and children in the U.S.
Kind Hearted Woman Part One
In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (The Farmer's Wife, Country Boys) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a divorced single mother living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education, and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child.
- Renee Gasch
Renee works on the Women and Girls Lead campaign at ITVS.
- Shirley Sneve
Shirley Sneve is Executive Director of Native American Public Telecommunications. Prior to that she was director of Arts Extension Service in Amherst, MA. A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Shirley was a founder of Northern Plains Tribal Arts Show, the Oyate Trail cultural tourism byway, and the Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates. She was director of the Visual Arts Center in Sioux Falls, assistant director of South Dakota Arts Council and a producer for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. She’s a board member of The Association of American Cultures, Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), Working Films, and Arts Extension Institute.
- Robin Poor Bear
In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (The Farmer’s Wife, Country Boys) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education, and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child.
- Lois Vossen
Lois Vossen is the founding and Emmy Award-winning series producer of Independent Lens. In its first eight seasons, Independent Lens received four Emmy Awards including a Primetime Emmy, two Best Documentary and Outstanding Arts & Cultural Documentary Emmy awards, eight Peabody Awards, and two DuPont Awards, among other honors. Prior to ITVS, Vossen was associate managing director of the Sundance Institute, Sundance Labs manager, and programmed the Sundance Cinematheque at the Sundance Resort. Vossen worked with Director Philip Kaufman on China: Wild East (Turner Broadcasting) and has served on the jury at SXSW, DOCNZ (New Zealand Documentary Festival), Toronto International Film Festival, among others.
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