Kind Hearted Woman / Wonder Women!
From a story of survival to superheroines, this month PBS features two captivating programs with women at the heart of the story.
Kind Hearted Woman
Monday, April 1 at 8pm on PBS North
Filmmaker David Sutherland profiles Robin Charboneau, a divorced mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Charboneau over three years as she struggles to raise her children, further her education, heal the wounds of sexual abuse and battle alcoholism. Her quest to heal her family, earn a degree and return to the reservation to help prevent abuse of women and children, leads her on a journey of discovery, heartbreak and, ultimately, redemption.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Monday, April 15 at 9pm on PBS North
From the birth of the comic book Superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. The film goes behind the scenes with TV stars Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.