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.

Dear Mother

Matthew Kaundart | USA | 2017 | 5 mins
A visual letter filmed over a year explores the relationship between a Korean adoptee and the mother she’s never known.

The Tree

Kaenipa Phanakorn | Thailand | 2012 | 17 mins
Pla, a twelve year old girl from Thailand spends her days in a secret sanctuary while her mother is admitted in a mental institution.

Lotus

Hatefeh Majidi | Iran/Italy | 2017 | 37 mins
A documentary film exploring Iran and Iranian women through the lens of Italian mass media.

Oriole

Kaenipa Phanakorn | Thailand | 2012 | 15 mins
Orn, an aging mother struggles as a sewing worker in Bangkok while caring for her Asperger-afflicted son. As Orn dreams of freedom away from her mundane existence, the film shifts between imagination and reality which evokes the complex feelings and struggles of motherhood.

The Bus Trip

Sarah Gampel | Israel, Palestine, Sweden | 2017 | 14 mins
Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except she finds the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.

Sweepstakes

Mark Tumas | USA | 2014 | 15 mins
Sweepstakes tells the story of a new mother Lori, who when forced into a full time caretaker roll, struggles to face the life she could have had.

Educate Our Daughters

Belmaya Nepali | Nepal | 2017 | 8 mins
Interweaving her own journey from being labelled ‘cow-dung brain’ by her teacher to becoming a documentary filmmaker, with her dreams for her 4-year-old daughter’s education, a young low-caste Nepali woman explores the state of education for girls in Nepal.

Camellia – Kerria – Pink

Tomoko Karina | Japan | 2018 | 11 mins
In Japan during 1941, three Japanese young women, Michiyo, Fumiko and Haruko, are having lovely afternoon tea in a park, celebrating Fumiko’s engagement. It seems nothing concerns them except for not getting a good seat at the show of their favorite Kabuki actor. But in reality, they are thrown into the swirl of most violent war in world history.

Melanin

Kiki Finley | USA | 2017 | 4 mins
Melanin is a poem written by a 13 year old girl as a class assignment about learning and encouraging her friends to appreciate all different skin tones during a time when it can be offensive in certain communities.

Bref

Christina Pitouli | Spain | 2013 | 30 mins
Immigrants from Africa who actually live in Spain speak openly about the ritual of female genital mutilation. Their opposed opinions and realities, reveal the complexity of this controversial issue, in which the limits of human rights and cultural heritage are intersected.

Our Hope

Anna Hickman | Cambodia | 2014 |10 mins
Leung Tola excelled at school but poverty and polio prevented her from continuing her studies and finding work until she discovered the Cambodian Handicraft Association which provides young women like her with employment training, English classes, food, a home and paid work.

Female Condoms Are My Power

Jaime Jacobsen | Mozambique | 2013 | 5 mins
In Mozambique, sexually active women play a game of roulette with their health. Only 1 in 5 women use contraception and more than 1 in 10 women between the ages of 15 and 29 are HIV positive.

Before We Forget

Jeremy Boo & Lee Xian Jie | Singapore | 2012 | 54 mins
Filmed in an observational style, Before We Forget is the interwoven story of two Singaporean families and their year long journey with dementia.

En Espera

Gabriela Calvache | Ecuador | 15 mins
Between the city and the country, the subtle modern forms of slavery unfold. A girl disappears down the mountain to wait for the pick-up truck that will transport her to the city. Once there, a somber walls will absorb her steps and silence her voice.

Breaking the Silence (2014)

Ishani K Dutta | India | 2014 | 31 mins
Breaking the Silence is about the right of women in India to a safe and respectful workplace – which we understand to be a basic right for any human being to survive.

Shame

Anusha Bose | India | 2018 | 24 mins
Shame is a dark comedy that walks the thin line that separates the two worlds; the haves from the have-nots; the affluent from the service providers; the indulgent from the repressed.

Ameaçados | Threatened

Julia Mariano | Brazil | 2014 | 22 mins
Deep in Brazil where law and justice require first and last name, the struggle for a piece of land becomes a matter of life or death. Peasants in the South and Southeast of Pará have to fight and survive for a piece of land.

Salto

Maryam Haddadi | Iran | 2017 | 17 mins
A portrait of a young girl who is the swimming “champion of champions” in Iran. Filming her happened in an “underground” way since her existence is not smiled upon by the Islamic Republic.