Hide and Seek

Abhishek Verma | India | 2018 | 6 min
The problem of open defecation is widespread in India and it directly affects the lives of women and girls in rural and suburban spaces. Nine-year-old Bhuri faces the embarrassment, teasing, and harassment that comes with defecating in the open, and tries to overcome this daily trial.

Shedding Skin

Meysam Javadi | USA | 2017 | 7 min
Feeling ourselves in our own skin can feel safe, comfortable. A place of (dis)placement is not about better or worse, free or unfree; it is bittersweet, involving acceptance, coming to peace, independence, shedding attachment, and letting go.

The Doomed Generations

Logan Boubady | France | 2018 | 12 min
Anjaly has just learned that her father promised to marry her without her consent. He had to accept under the pressure of the family of the groom, under penalty of dishonor of the family if he does not respect the will of the elders. Anjaly feels like she’s having a nightmare.

YY

Dopamime | Netherlands | 2018 | 6 mins
We are masters of our own belly. We aren’t stuck in imposed standards. We aren’t influenced by culture. We make our own decisions. This is a film about women connected with their primal force and, at the same time, confronted with their personal deadlines.

Mother of All Rivers

Will Parrinello | USA/Honduras | 2015 | 9 mins
In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Berta Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of a major project. On March 3, 2016, Berta was murdered by gunmen in her home, paying the ultimate price for her activism.

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?

The Machine

Bálint Erkel | Hungary | 2016 | 17 mins
A young woman gains strength from an intimate relationship with a fitness machine in order to face her abusive husband.

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.