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The Ascent of Woman
In this acclaimed four-part documentary series, Dr. Amanda Foreman charts the changing role of women from the dawn of civilization to the modern day. Travelling around the world, the historian/biographer uncovers stories of extraordinary women who created their own routes to power, examines the uneven trajectory of women's status in both the Eastern and Western worlds, and looks at the role of women in revolutions that have transformed the modern world, from political uprisings to reproductive rights.
Episodes
Ep 1
Civilisation
Watch March 19, 8:00pm
Ep 2
Separation
Watch March 26, 8:00pm
Ep 3
Power
Watch April 2, 8:00pm
Ep 4
Revolution
Watch April 9, 8:00pm
Civilisation
Dr. Amanda Foreman explores how early civilizations dealt with the status of women. (1 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Mar 19, 8:00pm
Separation
Travelling to Vietnam, China and Japan, Dr. Foreman explores the role of women in Asia under the religions of Confucianism and Buddhism. (2 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Mar 26, 8:00pm
Power
Dr. Foreman travels to Istanbul, Germany, Paris and Delhi to explore the stories of women behind some of the most powerful empires of the Middle Ages. (3 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Apr 2, 8:00pm
Revolution
Dr. Foreman looks at the role of women in revolutions that have transformed the modern world: from political uprisings to reproductive rights. (4 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Apr 9, 8:00pm