I rarely watch television so I don’t really get to see commercials about new programming (commercials are genrally only about brands and products anyhow). Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across this documentary to air on PBS on February 26, 2013 titled “Makers”. From the Makers Documentary About page:
MAKERS.com is a dynamic digital platform produced by filmmakers Dyllan McGee, Betsy West, and Peter Kunhardt, developed by AOL, showcasing hundreds of compelling stories from women of today and tomorrow. This historic video initiative features exclusive access to trailblazing women – both known and unknown.
MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA is made possible by Simple® Facial Skincare, a Unilever brand, AOL and The Charles H. Revson Foundation. Additional funding for PBS.ORG/MAKERS and MAKERS.COM is provided by NoVo Foundation, Ford Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Rice Family Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation and others.
Words do not even come close to describing how I feel about watching this with my daughter and discussing the documentary with my friends. I hope to pick up the DVD so that when my son is old enough to come close to comprehending what the show is about, he can watch it also (he’s five now).
Come to think of it, I will be hosting a multi-generational ‘party’ at my house this Tuesday and watching with my mother as well.
Please, I don’t care how old you are, if you are a parent or not, if you are a woman or a man – if you are HUMAN I’m begging you to watch along with me (in spirit, my house isn’t THAT big!)