“No Ordinary Life” is coming to the small screen. The Tribeca Film Festival documentary about women photojournalists is set to premiere on CNN at 10:00 p.m. EST on Labor Day, September 5.

From Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director Heather O’Neill, “No Ordinary Life” explores how, “in a field dominated by men, Jane Evans, Maria Fleet, Margaret Moth, Mary Rogers and Cynde Strand broke the news, challenged the stereotypes, and built a lasting brotherhood,” a press release announcing the first details. “Tough, talented, resilient and resourceful, these fierce five recount the risks of reporting under fire with white-knuckle behind-the-scenes footage, often braving dangerous circumstances to get the story. O’Neill’s profiles of these trailblazing women behind the cameras capture their pursuits of searing images of war, famine, revolutions and natural disasters around the world, as they focus particularly on those at risk. Incorporating some of their closest calls on the pitch for the documentary, O’Neill reveals the stunning footage from their careers.

“I wanted to make a film that allowed the audience to be immersed in the experience of being behind the camera through the photographer’s point of view. The sounds, the signs, the split-second decisions and the sense of what’s going on for the cameramen,” O’Neill commented.

In an interview with us, the filmmaker pointed out, “I want viewers to think there’s great value in telling women’s stories. A film about five strong and accomplished cameramen has the potential to transform existing beliefs about the power of women.

“No Ordinary Life” had its world premiere at the 2021 edition of Tribeca and was later screened at Hamptons Doc Fest.