Larraitz Zuazo Aurrekoetxea | Spain | 2016 | 65 mins
Araitz Rodríguez, the daughter of a worker at the Euskalduna shipbuilding company, has taken on the task of reconstructing the memory of the struggle that took place in Bilbao between 1983 and 1988, but which did not manage to prevent the closure of the shipyard.
Larraitz Zuazo Aurrekoetxea | Spain | 2016 | 65 mins
France Benoit | Canada | 2015 | 25 mins
Giant Mine, located near Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, is still an unhealed, open wound for Mary Rose Sundberg, a grandmother from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. On behalf of her grandchildren and her people, she is anxiously following the remediation of the 237,000 tons of arsenic buried underground, enough arsenic to kill the world a few times over if it gets in contact with water.
Vanessa Ndombe | Democratic Republic of Congo | 2017 | 10 min
Binti means Girl in Swahili (one of the languages spoken in Congo). This is a story of a teen mom, age 16. She lives in a shelter for underprivileged child. There, they take her in and insure of her reinstatement into her family. While listening to her, I discovered a heavy past and some bad news. The big paradox in this story is to see a young girl taking care of another child. This film starts and finishes giving the big responsibility to the family, that is for me, the most important institution.
Netalie Braun | Israel | 2015 | 28 min
Tamar is eleven years old. Going through puberty and taking insults for her looks from her schoolmates are her daily burden, but they seem to be the least of her worries.
Hui bin Chung | USA/Korea | 2015 | 5 min
One of the regular days shared between a grandmother and a granddaughter. A piece of blanket that the girl finds out in the stack of laundry shows a bond between her and her grandmother.
Mina Keshavarz | Iran | 2016 | 90 mins
Roghieh is a woman in Southern Iran who is trying to secure jobs for women in her community. Over 800 women work at a bazaar she established and runs. But a local politician, the mayor, threatens her. He wants to destroy the bazaar and build a big shopping mall.
Nadya Ali | USA | 2016 | 40 mins
Three Muslim women share their stories of sexual assault—and, in a deeply personal way, they challenge the stigma that has long suppressed the voice of survivors.
Sophie Wiesner | Australia | 2015 | 80 mins
Can a violent man change? Call Me Dad is a story about men who have perpetrated family violence. At stake is the safety of children and partners, the stability of families, and the power we as a society have to intervene.
Secretariat for Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps | Austria | 2017 | 72 mins
The VBKÖ was founded in 1910. It was one of the first organizations in Europe to represent the artistic and economic interests of women artists; and to help women artists to participate in exhibitions, educations, and discussions. Twenty-eight years later, in 1938, the association decided to meet the requirements of the National Socialist regime, to expel its Jewish members, and to align its program with the ideologies of the regime.
Eda Elif Tibet | Turkey | 2016
A ballad narrates poetic stories in short stanzas, hence this self-reflective musical documentary mirrors’ the life of Maisa Alhafez a musician and a Syrian refugee living in Istanbul.
Jennifer Hood | USA | 2018 | 41 mins
Wisconsin ranks high among the United States for the recovery of sex trafficking adolescents. From law enforcement to advocates, you will understand how traffickers work and manipulate their victims, as well as how to prevent yourself from becoming one.
Anne Edgar | USA | 2017 | 8 mins
An inspiring voice in the conversation about the future of women in the video game industry, GIRLS LEVEL UP profiles a summer camp where girls are given three weeks to make their own video game demo. Camp Founder Laila Shabir, who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East before coming to the United States, provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing girls who love video games and dream of making them.
Marko Randelovic | Thailand/UK | 2018 | 5 mins
The Kayan people of northern Thailand’s so-called “long-neck” villages would like the world to hear the truth behind the negative media headlines. Should we not let the Kayan people decide whether they want people to visit them or not? In an ethical boycott, nobody wins.
Mari Bakke Riise | Ghana/Norway | 2016 | 30 mins
Mark Olexa & Francesca Scalisi | Switzerland/Bangladesh | 2015 | 12 mins
“I came from Heaven. I came to destroy all bad things in the world. I’m a police officer. I’m a flower angel. I got a job at the police station. I will punish them. I will put them in jail.” This is the story of a girl and the tragedy that changed her life.
Will Parrinello | USA/Honduras | 2015 | 9 mins
Saad Khan & Tazeen Bari | UK/Pakistan | 2017 | 25 mins
Qandeel Baloch: the life, death, and impact of Pakistan’s working-class icon. This film tells Qandeel’s story through her own videos and media appearances. A young, fearless woman who collided with Pakistan’s mainstream media, exposed the religious right and challenged middle-class morality.
Alisa Yang | USA | 2017 | 23 mins
Based on a recorded Skype exorcism and found footage, the filmmaker confronts her past growing up in the Evangelical prophetic and deliverance ministry.
Pamela Ohene-Nyako | Ghana | 2017 | 11 mins
The Afrolitt’ Web series is a series of conversations with special guests on particular themes, in specific locations. The discussions are centered on a novel previously suggested for reading by the host and founder of the literary platform Afrolitt’, Pamela Ohene-Nyako.
Florencia Bohtlingk | Argentina | 2017 | 57 min
A portrait of a small farming and herding village in the Misiones Jungle, Argentina. Testimonies of the arrival to the place with little or almost nothing are mixed with affective histories and the daily tasks of food provision. La Flor Settlers is a pictorial and human documentary about the feeling of belonging and the struggle for the land.