WHAT: Free screening of FRONTLINE/Independent Lens: Kind Hearted Woman followed by a panel & audience discussion featuring local experts representing the fields of Native American history and culture, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, alcoholism, and resiliency.
The panel and discussion will be moderated by Dr. Carolee Dodge-Francis, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Executive Director of the American Indian Research and Educational Center at UNLV. Panelists will include:
Michelle Chino, Ph.D.
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
Graduate coordinator for the MPH, MEd and PhD degree programs
Executive Director, The Shade Tree
WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20
WHERE: Vegas PBS Channel 10; 3050 E. Flamingo Rd; Las Vegas, NV 89121
WHY: FRONTLINE/Independent Lens: Kind Hearted Woman is presented by the Vegas PBS Women’s Engagement Council, a newly formed group focused on creating local events and PSAs and working with local non-profit organizations that provide direct services to women and girls to help bring about awareness of timely and pressing issues that affect women and girls in Las Vegas.
RSVP: Registration required for all media interested in attending. Please contact Latoya Bembry at The Ferraro Group, 702-367-7771; email@example.com
About Kind Hearted Woman
In this special two-part series, premiering on Vegas PBS Channel 10 at 9 p.m. on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Robin’s battles in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he is convicted of abusive sexual contact with his daughter, illuminates how serious this problem is on the reservation. Her quest to heal her family, find a man worthy of her love, build a career and fulfill her goal of returning to her reservation to help prevent the abuse of women and children, takes her on an intimate and inspiring journey full of heartbreak, discovery and redemption.