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.

Hummingbird

Holly Mosher | Brazil, USA | 2004 | 47 mins
Through their grassroots efforts, two women in Recife, Brazil, help kids get off the streets and women to break the cycle of domestic violence – giving everyone hope for a second chance.

Thorns and Silk

Paulina Tervo | West Bank | 2009 | 14 mins
In pursuing gainful employment outside the home, four women from across the West Bank challenge cultural norms, paving the way for a better future for their families and society.

Dardasha

Alan Stepney | United Kingdom | 2011 | 30 mins
Dardasha explores the struggles and triumphs of the first generation of Moroccan women who migrated to London’s Portobello area who rooted the heart of the Moroccan diaspora community in the UK.

Hora Mama (Don’t Cry Mother)

Ndimbira Claudine | Rwanda | 2015 | 17 mins
When her mother became widowed during the Rwandan genocide, Mahoro dropped out of primary school and now prostitutes herself to provide for her own children. To cope with her dire circumstance, she compulsively cleans.

3 Hours to Love

Patricia Nogueira | Portugal | 2013 | 54 mins
Four intersecting stories about women who reflect on their circumstances inside the Special Prison Facility of Santa Cruz do Bispo, Portugal, where time is set by the daily routines.

Final Moments

Shadi Amin | UK, Iran | 2013 | 25 mins
This groundbreaking documentary shares proof, provided by more than 200 victims and witnesses, of the sexual torture of virgin girls prior to their execution at the hands of Islamic Republic prison authorities since 1979.

On the Road: Khushi’s Story

Elizabeth Daube | India, USA | 2015 | 7 mins
Khushi Prajapati faces unwanted, early marriage as a way for her family to cope with poverty. To escape this unwanted destiny, she seeks assistance from The Azad Foundation’s Women on Wheels program that trains women to become taxi drivers and earn money.

Forced Marriage Cops

Anna Hall | UK | 2015 | 47 mins
In 2015, British youth are fleeing the curse of forced marriages while law enforcement desperately tries to implement a law requiring children to turn against their parents in order to secure convictions.

Neighbors In Time

Lauren Knapp | USA | 2015 | 10 mins
Four octogenarian women living in a senior citizen apartment complex invite viewers into their homes to consider aging, solitude, nostalgia, femininity, and connection.

A Woman Singing in the Desert

Alka Sadat with Fondazione Pangea Onlus | Afghanistan | 2009 | 30 mins
Bustling around a fiery oven, a woman baker explains her struggles and highlights the multitude of complicated roles women play in Afghan society.

The Tibetan Girl

Huaqing Jin | China | 2016 | 31 mins
Drolma, a young Tibetan woman, struggles to negotiate between her Tibetan roots and traditions, and the modern, urban setting of Sichuan, China, where she lives and works.

Sexual Minorities and Development

Phil Crehan and Jake Fagan | USA, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, India | 2015 | 11 mins
LGBT leaders from around the world discuss the impact of punitive laws, strict gender norms, and social stigma while also celebrating the resilience of these communities in their efforts to advance real change.

Semiotics of Islam

Fouzia Najar | USA | 2015 | 7 mins
From A-Z, symbols of faith and articles of ritual found in a Muslim home are set against a backdrop of alarmist, media misinformation that only foments further misunderstanding and ignorance.