Hallmark Cards-owned SVOD platform Feeln has produced a docuseries set to explore groups of women who band together to defy long-held stereotypes.
The tentatively titled Wonder Women: Heroic Forces (pictured) will travel throughout Brazil, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the U.S. to highlight women who reject the status quo by keeping time-honored cultural traditions alive and tackling roles typically held by their male counterparts.
Featured in the six-part series are a team of female Mexican firefighters; a group of Japanese women aiming to keep their sustainable fishing tradition alive through freediving; an all-female anti-poaching task force in South Africa struggling to save African rhinos; oppressed women in India who turn to drumming in an effort to take their power back; and a female organization of anti-crime watchdogs in Brazil.
The series was directed by several female filmmakers including Tanl Ikeda, Cristina Malavenda, Tamara Rosenfeld, Iliana Guevara and Kiran Deol.
Rob Fried, Cristina Malavenda, Peter King and Sean-Michael Smith serve as executive producers on the series.
Wonder Women: Heroic Forces is the latest original production from the on-demand digital network, which most recently premiered the Brooke Burke-produced and -hosted lifestyle series Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke in 2015.
Founded by Oscar-awarded producer Fried in 2007, Feeln features a curated catalog of licensed and original family-friendly documentaries, series and short films geared towards a predominantly female subscriber base.
“Audiences are hungry for powerful female-driven stories,” said Cristina Malavenda, Feeln’s head of production, in a statement. “It was important for us to tell the stories of women who are accomplishing extraordinary things, and how empowered women improve the lives around them as well.”
- Check out an exclusive trailer for Wonder Women: Heroic Forces below: