Arlington, VA – March 14 2021 – This March, PBS Distribution commemorates Women’s History Month by featuring award-winning documentaries on the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel.
Highlighted programs from American Experience include “The Codebreaker,” about the groundbreaking female cryptanalyst who took down infamous gangsters and a Nazi spy ring and “The Vote,” showcasing the unrelenting campaign toward women’s suffrage and the passing of the 19th Amendment.
From American Masters comes “How It Feels to Be Free,” a moving program that showcases the lives and careers of six trailblazing African American female entertainers, and “Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page,” documenting the life and legacy of the woman whose childhood stories helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance.
Plus two documentaries from FRONTLINE ─ “A Thousand Cuts,” which follows Maria Ressa, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Filipino journalist who has become a top target of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on the news media, and “For Sama,” FRONTLINE’s Academy Award-nominated documentary which offers a gripping first person account of one woman’s experience living within the Syrian conflict.
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Information about each of the programs is listed below.
(Photo Credit: Courtesy of George C. Marshall Foundation Library)
Genre: Science, Technology, Documentary Film
(Photo Credit: Courtesy of Library of Congress)
Genre: Culture, History, Miniseries
(Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archive via Getty Images)
How it Feels to be Free
Genre: Biography, Documentary Film
(Photo Credit: Courtesy of LIW Memorial Society, De Smet, SD)
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page
Genre: Biography, Documentary Film
(Photo Credit: Courtesy of FRONTLINE (PBS))
A Thousand Cuts
Genre: Public Affairs, Documentary Film
(Photo Credit: Courtesy of PBS)
Genre: History, War, Public Affairs
Other titles coming to the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in March:
#MeToo: Now What?, Season 1
Edison (American Experience)
Ferguson Rises (Independent Lens)
The Greely Expedition (American Experience)
Pelosi’s Power (Frontline)
Plot to Overturn the Election (Frontline)
Riddles of the Sphinx (NOVA)
The Swamp (American Experience)
About PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel
The PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel is a DTC-SVOD channel exclusive to Prime Video. This channel features over 1,500 hours of the highest quality factual programming, including the full catalog of films from Ken Burns and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, in addition to programming from other independent producers.
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PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company operates five streaming channels —PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, PBS DOCUMENTARIES, and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.
PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.
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