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Exclusive: Nat Geo to release doc companion to book on influential women

Disney-owned National Geographic is releasing a one-hour companion doc to the Nat Geo Book Women: The National Geographic Image Collection. Women, to be released in October, showcases the lives and work ...
July 23, 2019

Disney-owned National Geographic is releasing a one-hour companion doc to the Nat Geo Book Women: The National Geographic Image Collection.

Women, to be released in October, showcases the lives and work of numerous influential women from around the world who have worked in various disciplines, mining 130 years of photography to showcase their past, present and future to reveal how the representation of women has evolved throughout Nat Geo’s history.

Women featured in the book include large carnivore expert Rae Wynn-Grant (pictured), global celebrity philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, celebrated conservationist Jane Goodall, submersible pilot and founder of a girls’ underwater camp Erika Bergman, journalist and author Martha Raddatz, legendary ocean explorer Sylvia Earle and more.

The companion film, titled Women of Impact, will include 40 new and archival interviews with female explorers, journalists, activists and policymakers.

Women of Impact is produced by National Geographic. Lisa Feit is producer, and Melanie Sams is executive producer.

The special will premiere in the fall. A specific air date has not yet been set.

(Photo courtesy of Nat Geo)

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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