Euskalduna Shipyard Struggle: The Women’s Story

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.

Guardians of Eternity

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.

Binti

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.

Vow

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.

Podaegi

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.

Hauntings in the Archive!

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.

Ballad for Syria

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.

Coerced—The Wisconsin Sex Trafficking Epidemic

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.

Girls Level Up

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.

Kayan: Beyond the Rings

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.

Qandeel

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.

Sleeping with the Devil

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.

La Flor Settlers

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.

The Campaign

Jenny Montasir | USA/Egypt | 2017 | 17 mins
Could an advertisement help end sexual harassment in Egypt? The Campaign follows the making of the first-ever mass ad campaign in Egypt to boldly address the epidemic of sexual harassment.

Across the Line

Nonny de la Peña | USA | 2016 | 8 min
Across the Line is an immersive virtual reality experience that combines 360° video and computer-generated imaging to put viewers in the shoes of a patient entering a health center for a safe and legal abortion, and shows the bullying and harassment that sometimes happens outside.

Bou (Bride)

Mahi Ramakrishnan | Malaysia/Myanmar | 2017 | 28 mins
Bou is about Rohingya girls who are sold into marriage by traffickers. It also explores the mindset of the men who buy them for thousands of dollars.

Beauty Fear Violence

Anouk Phéline | France/USA | 2017 | 6 mins
A young woman goes home alone at night and thinks about death. Then come the screams. But what is a scream? And who is prey? This visual essay depicts a film noir Los Angeles ruled by violence against women.