France Benoit | Canada | 2015 | 25 mins
Giant Mine, located near Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, is still an unhealed, open wound for Mary Rose Sundberg, a grandmother from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. On behalf of her grandchildren and her people, she is anxiously following the remediation of the 237,000 tons of arsenic buried underground, enough arsenic to kill the world a few times over if it gets in contact with water.
Milène Larsson | China | 2016 | 24 mins
A week in Lugu Lake, China, with three generations of Mosuo women reveals what life is like in one of the world’s last matriarchies.
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.
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.
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.
Ximena Amescua Cuenca | Mexico | 2015 | 24 mins
A glimpse into the everyday life of Juanita, a Mayan traditional doctor, midwife, nurse and activist.
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.
Rajaiah Jones | USA | 2015 | 6 mins
Three black females share their experiences on life, insecurities and what it means to be beautiful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.