Eva Longoria traveled to the slums of Cartagena, Colombia in order to investigate teen pregnancy as a part of the PBS documentary “A Path Appears.” She will be starting this new stage in her life on February 2nd as audiences across America will tune in to follow her story.
The documentary film was originally a compelling book, invented by the same best-selling authors and creators of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.” In the book A Path Appears, Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn provide a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world — and a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. The PBS documentary series examines the struggles women face in the United States and abroad, and the inspiring individuals working with them to create effective solutions.
Longoria along with Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively and Alfre Woodard will travel to Haiti, Kenya, Colombia and across the U.S. to explore the effects of gender inequality and poverty. They will also meet with local activists in the respective cities and countries.
“Being in the slums and walking from barrio to barrio, you can’t walk two steps without seeing a pregnant teen,” Longoria said to the Hollywood Reporter.
“I didn’t know there were so many pregnant teens here in Colombia,” Longoria says to a local Colombian teen in the clip. “I definitely don’t think [the pregnant teens] are aware that there’s a life outside of the bubble they live in, which is poverty. They don’t believe that they could go study.”
The documentary was produced by Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre, Jamie Gordon, and Mira Chang. Chermayeff also directed and Joshua Bennett served as the series producer.
“What I love about documentaries is it humanizes issues. When you put a face to the problem, now all of a sudden you’re invested. You’re invested in this person’s story and their life’s journey,” the Latina actress said.
The three-part series will air for three consecutive Mondays — Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 — from 7-8:30 p.m. PT/10-11:30 p.m. ET on PBS.
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