Banaz: A Love Story

Deeyah Khan | UK | 2012 | 69 min
In a brutal honor killing committed by her family, Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman in London, warns law enforcement of the threat to her life with no avail. Only too late, police efforts brought her killers to justice.

Men Buy Sex

Alice Russell | UK | 2015 | 8 mins
Three men share three radically different experiences of paying for sex while three women lip sync to their words. A frank exploration of gender inequality that uses subverted perspectives to ask: What can their stories tell us about our society, others, and ourselves?

Eleven

Sonia Madrid and María Guerra | Spain | 2015 | 13 mins
On a day like any other, Chila Huerta wakes up her three children and abandons the house that she shares with her husband. The town is left to wonder what secrets Chila is hiding.

Voice of the Valley

Leila Jarman | USA and Jordan | 2013 | 51 mins
Asma and Munira produce and broadcast a groundbreaking socio-political radio program from Amman on the issues plaguing the Jordan Valley, an impoverished, religious and tribal agricultural hub – and their home.

Womb on Rent

Ishani K. Dutta | India | 2013 | 50 mins
An impoverished but spirited mother of three decides to rent her womb for income, embarking upon a roller coaster of emotions at the heart of an economized medical procedure: surrogacy.

30%: Women and Politics in Sierra Leone

Anna Cady | Sierra Leone | 2013 | 11 mins
The use of oil painted animation brings to life the stories of three powerful women in post conflict Sierra Leone; revealing the violence and corruption women face as they fight for fairer representation in the governance of their country.

Defendant 5

Heidi Lee Douglas | Australia | 2014 | 30 mins
A young filmmaker documents the destruction of Tasmania’s ancient forests and is swept up in a multi-million dollar legal battle that challenges the right to free speech.

Brazil’s Warrior Women

Paul Redman | Brazil | 2014 | 8 mins
The Babassu warriors have battled hard to maintain their way of life. In the face of intimidation and threats from farmers for years, Babassu women have negotiated their own terms; establishing the Free Babassu Law in seven states.

When the Time Comes

Charles Gay | Kenya | 2013 | 13 mins
Shot among the Samburu semi-nomadic tribe of Kenya this film shows the people’s relationship to the ancestral and controversial practice that is female circumcision.

Women of Fukushima

Paul Johannessen and Jeffrey Jousan | Japan | 2012 | 23 mins
Six Japanese women offer brutally honest views on the state of the clean­up, cover­ups, and untruths since the nuclear accident in Fukushima, and how it has affected their lives, homes, and families.

Life, You Think You Own It

Ellie Lobovits | USA | 2016 | 5 mins
An ultra-short film exploring the poetry, life philosophy, and musings on mortality by the 93-year-old feminist poet Adrienne Wolfert.

Enemies to Allies

Julie Winokur | Kenya | 2014 | 14 mins
In Kisumu, Kenya a surprising approach to HIV prevention relies on building bonds between two unlikely groups: police officers and sex workers.

Birth is a Dream – Maternity in Africa

Paolo Patruno | DRC, Malawi, Uganda | 2012 | 15 mins
Every year in Sub-Saharan Africa 200,000 mothers die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. A great many of these deaths are preventable when women have access to quality prevention, diagnostic, and treatment services.

Juanita

Ximena Amescua Cuenca | Mexico | 2015 | 24 mins
A glimpse into the everyday life of Juanita, a Mayan traditional doctor, midwife, nurse and activist.

Gun and a God

Sonia Nepram | India | 2012 | 32 mins
The journey of a woman whose will was forged by the structural violence of her existence and who finally finds her voice.

The Skin I’m In

Rajaiah Jones | USA | 2015 | 6 mins
Three black females share their experiences on life, insecurities and what it means to be beautiful.

Behind the Wheel

Elise Laker | Tajikistan | 2013 | 20 mins
Abandoned by her husband, Nigora must defy prevailing gender norms by re-opening and operating his tire repair shop in order to provide for her family and to set an example for her daughter.

The Mahoyo Project: South Africa

Moira Ganley | South Africa, Sweden | 2015 | 30 mins
The Mahoyo Project is a documentary about the Swedish creative trio Mahoyo and their journey to Johannesburg, South Africa, for a cultural exchange with Jo’burg artists.

The Women Who Were Never There

Robbynne Murphy | Australia | 2016 | 23 mins
A powerful dramatization of real events, The Women Who Were Never There depicts the lengths that a group of determined women will go to get work in a male-only industry.