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"No Job For a Woman captures the essence

of what it was like for not only a woman, 

but any war correspondent having the task of writing about the horrors of battle."

- The Examiner


NO JOB FOR A WOMAN | Women Make Movies | Trailer



Women's History Month Broadcast 

on World Channel!






Before World War II, war reporting was considered no job for a woman. But when American female reporters fought and won access to cover the war, there was another battle to fight: Women would be banned from the frontlines, prevented from covering Front Page stories, and assigned "woman's angle" stories. Instead, they turned their second-class assignment into a new kind of war story: one that was more intimate yet more revealing.


This award-winning documentary tells the colorful story through the lives and work of wire service reporter Ruth Cowan, magazine reporter Martha Gellhorn, and war photographer Dickey Chapelle and how these three tenacious war correspondents forged their now legendary reputations during the war-when battlefields were considered no place for a woman. 

Narrated by Emmy® Award winner Julianna Margulies, with beautifully shot interviews with modern female war correspondents and an abundance of archival footage, NO JOB FOR A WOMAN: THE WOMEN WHO FOUGHT TO REPORT WWII shows how these women's repeated delegation to the sidelines to cover the "woman's angle" succeeded in expanding the focus of war coverage to bring home a new kind of story- a personal look at the human cost of war. 


This broadcast is part of the Women's History Month program at World Channel. Check local listings for more NO JOB FOR A WOMAN broadcasts on PBS throughout the month. Follow #WomensHistory to find out more about the Women's History Month programming on WGBH.  
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Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world.

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