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On-Air Picks of the Week: WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 5, 2011

Tuesday, March 1: Veiled
Voices
from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM
investigates the
world of Muslim women religious leaders through the eyes of three women in
Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt; and Virginia
Lee Burton: A Sense of Place
from 10:00
PM- 11:00 PM,
which celebrates
the career of groundbreaking author-illustrator Virginia Lee Burton.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

9:00-10:00 PM

 VEILED VOICES

 Description/Listing:

Women across the Arab world are redefining their role as
leaders in Islam. Veiled Voices
investigates the world of Muslim women religious leaders through the eyes of
three women in Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt. Shot over the course of two years, Veiled Voices reveals a world 

Veiled Voices

rarely
documented, exploring both the public and private lives of these women. The
stories feature in the film give insight into how Muslim women are now
increasingly willing to challenge the status quo from within their religion,
promoting Islam as a powerful force for positive transformation in the world.
Each triumphs over difficult challenges as they carve out a space to lead- both
in Islam and in their communities. Veiled
Voices
profiles three influential women- along with their families and the
communities they serve: Ghina Hammoud in Lebanon, Dr. Su'ad Saleh in Egypt, and
Huda al-Habash in Syria.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

10:00-11:00 PM

VIRGINIA LEE BURTON: A SENSE OF PLACE

Description/Listing:

Virginia Lee
Burton: A Sense of Place
celebrates the
career of Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968), the groundbreaking
author-illustrator of the beloved picture books The Little House. This finely wrought
documentary explores Burton's life and art through a treasure-trove of archival
materials, never-before-seen photographs, personal documents, sketchbooks,
original manuscripts, and interviews with family, friends and scholars. Virginia
Lee Burton: A Sense of Place paints a portrait of a Renaissance woman ahead of
her time, whose art and literature remains an enduring part of America's
cultural heritage.

On-Air Picks of the Week: WEEK OF MARCH 6 - MARCH 12, 2011

As part of its celebration of Women's History Month, KCET
offers two documentaries on Tuesday,
March 8
: The World of Julia
Peterkin: Cheating the Stillness
, which tells the story of the Pulitzer
Prize winning author who won praise for her sensitive portrayal of rural
African Americans during the 1920s. Then Boyfriends,
from
follows five teenage girls from different
backgrounds as they experience the joys and sorrows of romantic relationships. On 7:00-10:00
p.m.
, also in honor of Women's History Month,
KCET joins with community partner Interval House to present Telling Amy's Story, hosted by Mariska
Hargitay (of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit).  

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011

9:00 - 10:00 PM

THE WORLD OF JULIA PETERKIN:
CHEATING THE STILLNESS

Description/Listing:

This one-hour documentary chronicles the controversial life of
author Julia Peterkin, a Pulitzer 

Julia Peterkin

Prize winner for her sensitive portrayal of
rural African Americans of the 1920's. Hailed by W.E.B. Du Bois for her
"eye and ear to see beauty and hear truth," this white plantation
mistress shattered stereotypes of race and gender before she inexplicably
stopped writing at the height of her career.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011

10:00 - 11:00 PM

BOYFRIENDS

Description/Listing:

For one hour, viewers go inside the world of five teenage girls
from North Texas as they navigate the joys and sorrows of their romantic
relationships over the course of one year. The young women featured in the
documentary openly discuss their hopes and fears, choices of sex or abstinence,
dependence and independence and their dreams for the future. They may hail from
different economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, yet their stories share a
striking commonality.

EVENT UPDATE: 

Also on March 8, the KCET Cinema Series feature is the National Geographic Film
"Desert Flower," the stirring autobiography of Waris Dirie, a
Somalian nomad circumcised at the age of three and sold into marriage at 13.
After fleeing Africa, she went on to become a supermodel on the world's stage.
Now, at 38, she is a U.N. spokesperson against female circumcision. The film
stars Liya Kebede and Sally Hawkins. A Q&A with star Liya Kebede follows
the screening. The spring KCET Cinema Series takes place at the Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood. For ticket prices and to
charge reservations by phone, please call 323-953-5800. Evening begins at 7:00
p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

7:00 - 10:00 PM

TELLING AMY'S STORY

Description/Listing

In honor of Women's History Month,
KCET joins with community partner Interval House to present Telling Amy's Story, hosted by Mariska
Hargitay (of Law and Order: Special
Victims Unit
). The film follows detective Deirdri Fishel as she pieces
together seemingly disparate clues that ultimately might have prevented one
woman's tragic homicide- clues that offer insight into how to recognize the
often-hidden world of domestic violence. The night will also feature graduates
of Interval House's intervention program as they share their own stories of
triumph over domestic violence. 

On-Air Picks of the Week: WEEK OF MARCH 13 - MARCH 19, 2011

Tuesday, March 15: Fannie's
Last Supper
from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM, whichexplores how culinary expert Fannie Farmer sowed the seeds
of the modern food revolution; and Eating
Alaska
from 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM,
a film portraying a wry quest for safe, healthy, meaningful and sustainable
food that leads to climbing mountains with women hunters and an exploration of
how Alaskans eat.

9:00 - 8:30
PM

Description/Listing

Fannie's Last Supper reveals the origins
of American cooking and explores how the culinary expert Fannie Farmer sowed
the seeds of the modern food revolution. The America's Test 

Fannie's Last Supper

Kitchen team
recreates a 12-course feast straight from the pages of Fannie Farmer's 1896
best-seller, Boston Cooking School
Cookbook
. A dozen food and media mavens, including Harry Smith,,Renee
Montagne, Jose Andres, Mark Bittman and Amy Dickinson gather at Chris Kimball's
restored 1859 townhouse to judge the results. TUESDAY,
MARCH 15

EATING ALASKA

Description/Listing

This serious and humorous film is about connecting to where you
live and eating locally. It is about trying to break away from the industrial
food system when that means not only buying fresh seasonal food from local
farmers, but taking part in a world of hunting and gathering. Made by a former
city dweller now living on an island in Alaska and married to fisherman and
deer hunter, it is a journey into regional food traditions, our connection to
the wilderness and to what we put into our mouths. The film portrays a wry
quest for safe, healthy, meaningful, and sustainable food that leads to
climbing mountains with women hunters, scrutinizing food labels with kids,
talking moose meat with teens in a small village public school and exploring
how others in the last frontier, Alaska Natives and non-Natives, are eating.

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