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TV documentary on working mothers: you??

A journalist at Al Jazeera English wrote us with this opportunity to share your working mama story on international TV:

I am a TV journalist for Al Jazeera English, and I am currently working on a new show called We The People, a series of half-hour documentaries focusing on some of the most crucial issues at stake in these presidential elections. Each program will zero in one issue – jobs, poverty, race, immigration, gender, health car, war, etc - and will be located accordingly across America. The series is hosted by our News hosts, Ghida Fakhry, and you can watch the first three episode online:
 
We are now working on an episode dedicated to “gender.” I would like to tell the story of a couple of working mothers, to represent the general context for women workers in the US, the lack of a “caring society” system, and the status of a “mothers’ movement.”
I am interested in interviewing working mothers in different circumstances – maybe  a woman who is experiencing a more “extreme” situation, for example a single mother, or someone who lost a house due to the subprime crisis, or has no benefits, or is affected by discrimination at work etc… For example, I’d like to tell the story of a young mother, or a pregnant woman, to talk about the maternity leave / child care challenge, or given all the issues around WalMart, a mother who works there. I also would like to talk about benefits, health care, pay and promotion gap. Another possible angle would be “immigrant mothers” (see the article by Gretchen Hunt on The Mothers Movement Online: http://www.mothersmovement.org/features/08/05/immigration.html).
 
Ideally, this could be “a tale of two mothers” in Portland, exploring the different challenges women face in different conditions, but the ultimate common need for a more family friendly environment.
For more info about Al Jazeera English:
 
Each week, Al Jazeera English delivers to 120 million viewers around the world news, features, analysis and documentaries. Through its broadcasting centers in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington, DC, Al Jazeera English provides both a regional voice and an international perspective to an audience of English speakers in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Our guests range from politicians, ministers, presidents, experts and celebrities.
You can find more information about what we are all about on the following recent article: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/12/opinion/12cohen.html

If you're interested and think you're a good fit, contact Diana at: diana.ferrero@aljazeera.net

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True .... i am a working mother and even without those extreme situations it is still a challenge but prayer should be our lifeline by pouring our hearts to God. thanks for the sharing.

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