Now Showing: A Path Appears

This season, Community Cinema celebrates 10 years of uniting people through independent film. Available in more than 75 cities nationwide, Community Cinema presents free screenings and discussions around the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens. By igniting conversations around issues that affect us all, Community Cinema creates real and lasting change — both at home and around the world.

A Path Appears: from the creative team behind the series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, A Path Appears follows Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and a group of dedicated actor/advocates to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States. They uncover the harshest forms of gender inequality, the devastating impact of poverty and the ripple effects that follow: including sex trafficking, teen-pregnancy, gender-based violence, child slavery and the effective solutions being forged to combat them. Learn more >>

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    Share your Path of Social Good

    Use the hashtag #MyPath to share your story of helping the world become a kinder place w/ a message or photo, and read what others are doing.

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    Spot Abusive Relationships

    Visit the Project SURVIVE website for resources, facts, signs of an abusive personality, strategies for helping a friend in an abusive relationship & more.

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    Combat Trafficking in Your Town

    The National Human Trafficking Resource Center is run by Polaris, a nongovernmental organization working to end trafficking. Find local resources on their site.

  • A Path Appears: Sex Trafficking in the USA

    Sex trafficking is believed to be the most common form of modern-day slavery with the United States as a significant destination, origin, and transit country for victims and perpetrators. Although there is widespread concern that incidents of sex trafficking in the United States are on the rise, the scope of the problem is not fully understood and data about sex trafficking (especially about minors) are notoriously difficult to document.

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  • A Chat with the Filmmaker: A Path Appears Director and Executive Producer, Maro Chermayeff

    A Path Appears is inspired by and based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s newest book A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. This four-hour series and book is a natural follow-up to our groundbreaking transmedia project Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Kristof and WuDunn started formulating their concept for their new book as we were nearing our PBS broadcast premiere of Half the Sky in fall 2012.

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  • Evolution of a Former Criminal: How to Break the Crime Relapse Cycle

    How does a 16-year-old go from an honors student to bank robber? In this month’s Community Cinema film, Evolution of a Criminal, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores the financial desperation that led him to turn to crime as a teenager in Texas, and returns to the scene of the crime to interview family members, close friends, and mentors to reflect on the aftermath. SPOILER ALERT: this post contains some slight spoilers.

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  • Letter from the Filmmaker: Evolution of a Criminal

    In the fall of 2006, I was a third year graduate film student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. As the school year drew to a close, third years were informed that we should begin thinking about our thesis film projects. I hadn’t a clue as to what I wanted to shoot, but I knew I wanted to make something that challenged and pushed me outside of my comfort zone.

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  • Community Cinema Joins the Online Conversation with Independent Lens

    It’s here – a brand new season of dynamic screening events with Community Cinema. This season, Community Cinema is proud to celebrate 10 years of uniting people through independent film. Available nationwide, Community Cinema presents free screenings and discussions about films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens.

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