Happy Women’s History Month! Throughout March, we’ll be spotlighting the great accomplishments, talents and contributions of women in history and culture. Take a look at these documentaries streaming over on Kanopy. Don’t forget you can watch up to 10 movies a month.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou’s incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words.
Rachel Carson: American Experience
Drawn from Carson’s own writings, letters and recent scholarship, this film illuminates both the public and private life of the woman who launched the modern environmental movement and revolutionized how we understand our relationship with the natural world.
Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this Peabody Award-winning documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land.
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