The Invisible Wounds of War

Robert Stockwell | Turkey | 2018 | 12 mins
Two professional female comedians, travel to the Syrian border to work with displaced Syrian youth suffering from grief and loss.

Heart and Soul

Julia Mariano | Brazil | 2017 | 24 mins
Heart & Soul portrays the life of four women from the Brazilian landless workers movement who changed their lives through the relation between their bodies and the land they live in.

Zaza Rising

Lena Strothe | Rwanda | 2017 | 11 mins
Zaza Rising tells the timely story of Christine Nyirahabimana, a Rwandan woman who started a small bakery in rural Rwanda, hiring 10 HIV positive, single mothers as her employees.

Nunca Mas Hermanos

Eleonora Gasparotto Nascimben | Italy, Mexico | 2017 | 24 mins
Nunca Mas Hermanos explores the injustices that the Mexican people have endured in recent history, from the 90,000 people who were killed during the Civil War to the over 32,000 people who have disappeared since 2006.

Down the Stream

Mai Huyen Chi | Vietnam | 2015 | 4 mins
A brief encounter with the young children of the downstream Mekong river, who have lived on boats all their lives.

Superemos: We Will Overcome

Samantha Kapinos | Nicaragua | 2017 | 11 mins
A woman from a small city in Nicaragua attends night school to get the high school degree that she wasn’t able to complete as an adolescent. She sets her sights on university education with the hope of a better life for her family.

Solace in Amal

Angel Rivera | Morocco | 2016 | 6 mins
The story of Elhassania, a young woman who hopes to someday open her own business to support her family by the help of Amal, where disadvantaged women gain work experience while rediscovering themselves.

Destiny’s Baby

Tom Dusenbery | USA | 2016 | 5 mins
Destiny Watford organized her community to prevent construction of the nation’s largest incinerator in a Baltimore neighborhood less than one mile from her high school.

Lucid

Alexia Dalla Rosa | Canada | 2017 | 9 min
A look into mental health: You cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside yourself. The only thing we hold, as an explanation, is our art.

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.

Fear Us Women

David Darg | USA/Syrian Arab Republic | 2017 | 27 mins
Fear Us Women follows Hanna Bohman, a Canadian civilian who has spent the last three years in Syria as a volunteer soldier battling ISIS. As a member of the YPJ, an all-female Kurdish army, Hanna gives an inside look at the brave women fighting for liberation in the world’s most dangerous country.

Possibility

Siena Pinney | USA | 2017 | 13 min
Possibility is a dreamlike exploration of two defining moments in a young couple’s life as they struggle with the decision to have an abortion.

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?

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.

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.

Acting Audition

Sahra Asadollahi | Iran | 2016 | 39 mins
A young girl director starts an Acting Audition to choose a kid for her new film, she first selects a pool of children, a mix of girls and boys. During the audition, the children tell their own secrets. And thus, the director decides to change the subject of her film.

Breaking Silence

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.

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.

Jaya

Puja Maewal | India | 2014 | 18 min
Young Jaya survives gruesome gang life on the unforgiving streets of Mumbai by posing as a boy. When she meets a wealthy businessman who may be the father who abandoned her, she sets out to reclaim her identity.

The Girl

Shashwati Talukdar | India | 2014 | 8 mins
The Girl is a gothic tale about the resilience of children. The Girl lives in an isolated mansion in the woods in the mountains of India, with a woman, the Mad Lady. This woman is her caretaker and watches her all the time. Their odd life is disrupted when the Mad Lady can see something she was previously oblivious to. Oblique, eerie, and mysterious, The Girl is about the violence and horror of childhood.