Independent Lens: A Path Appears: Part Two
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In part two, Jennifer Garner returns to her native West Virginia with Nicholas Kristof to visit families enrolled in Save the Children’s Early Steps program, which introduces early learning to children living in poverty, and provides support for mothers. Kristof is joined by Sheryl WuDunn and Alfre Woodard in Haiti to meet Rea Dol, founder and leader of SOPUDEP, which offers economic, social, and health services but its central program is its free school, which is unusual in Haiti. In Cartagena, the writers, along with Eva Longoria, meet Catalina Escobar, founder and director of the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation. Its model is a “360 degree intervention” that includes health care, intensive therapy, education, family planning, vocational training, an infant center, and a medical clinic that has served more than 84,000 low-income residents in the community.
A Path Appears follows journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, and 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.