A Path Appears, from the creative team that brought us the groundbreaking series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, follows Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn along with actor/advocates Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard, transforming lives and creating opportunity.

Together they travel throughout the United States, Colombia, Haiti and Kenya, uncovering the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as present effective solutions being implemented to combat them.

“Hope is like a path in the countryside. At first there is no path but as more and more people walk again and again, a path appears, meaning a solution appears,” says Sheryl WuDunn, quoting the prominent Chinese writer Lu Xun.

The three-part series will premier Monday, January 26 on PBS as a special presentation of Independent Lens as part of the highly regarded Women and Girls Lead initiative. In the meantime, check out the 5 minute trailer above… you won’t want to miss this!