8 MAR 2021

SKY ORDERS STAND-OUT FEMALE-LED DOCUMENTARIES FROM FREMANTLE

Celebrating the achievements of remarkable women, the deal will see the documentaries “How It Feels To Be Free” and “First Ladies” make their UK debut today, March 8, on Sky Arts and on Sky Documentaries, respectively.

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“How It Feels To Be Free”

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Global producer and distributor Fremantle announced a deal with Sky to bring two of Fremantle’s key female-focused factual titles to audiences across the UK. Celebrating the achievements of remarkable women, the deal will see the documentaries “How It Feels To Be Free” and “First Ladies” make their UK debut today, March 8, on Sky Arts and on Sky Documentaries, respectively, in order to mark International Women’s Day.

“How It Feels To Be Fre”e is a timely documentary produced by Yap Films and executive produced by Alicia Keys, Lacey Schwartz Delgado, Mehret Mandefro and Elizabeth Trojian. Originally launched on PBS in the United States, the documentary will appear on Sky Arts in the UK, now free for everyone to watch on Freeview Channel 11. Based on the book “How It Feels To Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement” by Ruth Feldstein and directed by award-winning filmmaker Yoruba Richen, this documentary event reveals how six black women harnessed their celebrity to change history, advancing the civil rights movement and reshaping the narrative of black female identity in Hollywood.

Meanwhile, launching on Sky Documentaries is “First Ladies,” which is narrated by Golden Globe-winning actress Robin Wright and profiles Michelle Obama, Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Blending in-depth interviews, rare archival footage and cinematic recreations, the six-part docuseries (which is a CNN Original Series produced by October Films) is a bold revision of each woman’s traditional portrayal, revealing how they were impacted during their time in the White House, and how their achievements fundamentally shaped American and global history.