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Hello Girls documentary honored

PBS "To the Contrary" TV series announces winners of 2018 About Women and Girls film festival 

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The PBS "To the Contrary" television series announced the winners of their 2018 About Women and Girls film festival.

This film festival highlights the rights and struggles of women, girls and diverse communities. Winners in the film festival will have their films broadcast nationally on PBS in the coming year. The TV series "To the Contrary" airs on PBS stations nationwide, on Canadian television and Voice of America internationally.

This year's film festival award winners included:

Hello Girls
Filmmaker Jim Theres tells the story of America's first female soldiers. In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help winthe Great War. But you've probably never heard of them. Now you will!

Love Wins
Filmmaker Robin Kampf brings us a compelling and enchanting love story about
two elderly ladies, Jan and Emily, who met and fell in love during a time when doing so was strictly taboo.

No Choice
One in four women has had an abortion but no one talks about it. Director Paula Mason Wagner and Public Square Media bring us stories they hope help break the silence and the stigma. What America might be like if Roe v. Wade were not the law of the land: if there were NO CHOICE.

Love, Mommy
Two years after being released from prison, Kilzy Gonzalez is fighting to regain custody of one of her daughters. Tala Hadavi and Yeong-Ung Yang bring us an intimate portrait of a mother trying to overcome personal demons and prove she deserves of a second chance.

For exact times and dates of when these award-winning programs will air in your community, watch on social media from your local PBS station or go to schedules on the "To the Contrary" website.

For more than a quarter of a century, PBS’s "To the Contrary" (TTC) has been dedicated to highlighting the diverse perspectives of women on issues impacting women, children and diverse communities. After two very successful film festivals were completed, in 2016 and 2017, TTC once again offered aspiring documentarians, women and men, the chance to get their exceptional programs seen on our PBS program. 

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